How DAs are assessed
What we must consider
To make a determination on a development application (DA) the City of Sydney takes into account such matters as:
- relevant planning controls and conditions
- the likely impacts of the development
- the suitability of the site
- any submissions
- the public interest.
City planning officers determine the majority of DAs under delegated authority of Council. DAs for significant development over 3-storeys are determined by Council, or in the case of development costing over $50 million, applications are determined by the Central Sydney Planning Committee.
This is development that requires the approval of another authority, such as Roads and Maritime Services. In such cases, we must refer the DA to the relevant authority to seek its approval. DAs for integrated development must include an extra set of drawings, and a heritage impact statement, if applicable.
Modifications and appeals
Last updated: Thursday, 6 December 2012