Ask for a review of a development application decision

A City of Sydney-appointed panel can review determinations that have been made.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

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Before you start


There are deadlines for appeal applications to be made and determined from the date of the original decision:

  • Review of a development application decision: We must determine within 6 months. It’s recommended you lodge the application within 4 months to allow time for the determination to be made.
  • Review of a modification decision: Application must be lodged within 28 days.

We recommend review applications be lodged as soon as possible to allow a determination to be made in time.

Review applications don’t apply to all types of determinations

Review applications don’t apply to complying development, designated development, integrated development or a determination made about Crown land applications.

Appeals about decisions made by the Local Planning Panel or the Central Sydney Planning Committee are required to be referred back to the relevant decision-making body.

Rejected applications

If your development application has been rejected you can lodge a request for the rejection to be reviewed.

The review will be conducted by a planner.

You must apply for the review within 14 days of receiving the rejected application notice.


If you have any questions about the review process, please contact the planner listed on your notice of determination.

Or you can contact us and make an appointment to speak to a duty planner about your proposed development.