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Complying Development Certificate

What is Complying Development?

Complying development is a combined planning and construction approval for straightforward development that can be determined through a fast track assessment by a council or private accredited certifier. Complying development applies to homes, businesses and industry and allows for a range of things like the construction of a new dwelling house, alterations and additions to a house, new industrial buildings, demolition of a building and changes to a business use. 

Complying development generally includes larger building works than exempt development. For this reason ‘sign off’ by a building professional (known as a certifying authority) is needed. Complying development is also subject to conditions of approval to protect surrounding uses during the construction period and the life of the complying development.

If you would like to know if you can lodge a Complying Development Application please contact Council's Development Services Environment and Department to make an appointment to talk to the Building Certifier on (02) 6849 2000.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2020