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Development applications

From the past to the present

The City of Sydney pursues a sensitive and balanced approach to development that protects residential amenity and the environment, preserves heritage and provides clarity for developers.

On exhibition

Development applications (DAs) and footway usage applications (FAs) are placed on public exhibition before they are determined by the City. You can locate most DAs or FAs that are on exhibition by using our online listing or the interactive map.

Application tracking

Find a development or footway usage application and track its progress after it has been on public exhibition. It includes consent modifications and decision reviews on DAs.

Please note: Documentation submitted with an application, such as plans and statements of environmental effects, is only accessible online while it is on exhibition via the listing and map.

Standards variations register

When variations have been made to development standards while the City determines particular DAs we must make this information available to the public.

How DAs are assessed

Find out what we are required to do by law and the process of assessment that is involved when the City makes determinations on DAs.

Standard conditions

These conditions improve the process for development applications.

Comments and objections

If you wish to comment on or object to a DA, find out what you need to do to have your concerns considered by the City while the application is being assessed.

Last updated: Thursday, 6 December 2012