NSW Planning Portal
ONLINE DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION LODGMENT
The NSW Planning Portal is an online platform where community, industry and government can work together to provide a digital experience that supports effective planning and decision making under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
From 1 July 2021, all development related applications and post consent certificates must be submitted to Council through the NSW Planning Portal. These include:
- Development Applications
- Section 4.55 Modification Applications
- Complying Development Certificates
- Construction Certificates
- Occupation Certificates
- Subdivision Certificates
- Appointments of Council as a Principal Certifier
- Tree Removal Applications
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Please be advised that applications submitted via the NSW Planning Portal may take 7 to 10 business days for the applicant to receive an update. Most applications submitted via the Portal will undergo a pre-lodgment review prior to Council lodging the application. This review ensures that the application is sufficient to progress for assessment. Once the review has been completed, Council will email the applicant via the Portal either requesting further information and/or requesting payment of fees. Once fees are paid, the application is then progressed to lodgment and forwarded for assessment. Should you have any questions regarding your application submitted via the Portal, please forward your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit an application through the NSW Planning Portal, first you will need to register and then verify your account. If you have already created an account, simply LOGIN HERE to get started.
The NSW Government charges a fee of $40 for the use of the NSW planning portal to lodge an application for the following—
- modification of a development consent
- a site compatibility certificate,
- a construction certificate,
- a subdivision works certificate,
- an occupation certificate,
- a subdivision certificate,
- a building information certificate.
A fee of $5 is payable to the NSW Government for the use of the NSW planning portal to lodge the following—
- a review of a determination
- the lodgement of a planning agreement
- an application for a BASIX certificate
- the lodgement of a certificate
A fee of $5 is payable to the NSW Government for the use of the NSW planning portal to pay a monetary contribution or levy under Division 7.1 of the Act
Require Assistance with Submitting your Application?
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens when I submit my application via the NSW Planning Portal?
Once you have submitted your application via the Portal, Council will be notified of your new application. Council staff will then review your application to determine if any additional information is required. Should any additional information be required, you will receive an email notification generated from the Portal requesting the relevant information to be submitted (via the portal).
When Council is satisfied with the documentation submitted with your application, you will receive an email notification generated from the Portal requesting fees to be paid for your application. Once fees are paid, your application will be formally lodged with Council and progressed through for assessment.
How do I pay my application fees?
Once Council has reviewed your application and is satisfied that all relevant documentation has been submitted, you will receive an email notification requesting fees to be paid. The email will direct you to log into the Portal where you will find an uploaded invoice from Council with instructions on how to make your payment. If you are a company submitting an application on behalf of your client, you are able to download the invoice and forward to your client for direct payment to Council.
Please note: your application will not progress to lodgment until fees are paid.
How do I submit additional information requested on my application?
Council staff may request additional information to support the assessment of the application. This additional information is required to be submitted via the NSW Planning Portal.
Statement of Environment Effects
A completed Statement of Environmental Effects (SoEE) may be required to accompany your development application. Download the forms below.