Consent modifications

Consent modifications

No more paper applications

We no longer require paper copies for some of our development and building-related applications.

Your application will need to meet our digital requirements.

Section 96 application

If you need to make changes to a development application (DA) after the City of Sydney has given consent there are several ways to do this. Each way depends on what sort of changes you want to make, and how they will affect the DA that was originally approved.

  • To correct a minor error, an incorrect description or miscalculation, a section 96(1) application is required.
  • For minimal environmental impact changes, a section 96(1A) application is required.
  • To modify the consent in other ways, due to design changes for example, evidence needs to be provided that the development will be substantially the same, with a section 96(2) application.
  • To modify a consent handed down by the Land and Environment Court, a section 96AA(1) application is required.

The same application form, which can be downloaded below, can be used for all of the above scenarios provided the correct section is clearly marked with appropriate details.

Section 96 applications also need verified consent from all of the registered property owners for the changes to be considered. If a company owns the property, the company stamp or seal is required. If the building is subject to a strata scheme, the owners' corporation seal and authorised signatures are required.

Further requirements

A section 96 application needs to include:

  • the completed form (download below)
  • fee payment
  • supporting documentation.

Drawings must be to scale – normally at 1:100 – and suitably numbered and dated. 

Additional information may still be required. Before lodging your application to modify consent we recommend discussing your proposed changes with the City's planning staff to ensure your request is not delayed due to inadequate information contained in your application.


Planning Assessment Unit
02 9265 9363

Last updated: Monday, 20 February 2017