How to prepare your development application

Learn which plans and documents you need. Getting the first step right means you’re likely to have a smooth approval process.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

Before you start

The NSW Planning Portal has a helpful guide to the development application process.

Application requirements

Other considerations

Development type definitions

Document requirements

The plans and other documents that you need to provide with your application depend on the location and nature of your proposed development.

Please note the sections on this page provide a rough guide only. Not every circumstance will be covered.

We may be in touch after your application has been lodged if we require further documents.

During the application process, plans and documents are available for the public to view and copy from our website or customer service centres. Personal information such as credit card details must not be provided on any of your documents.