Development Application Tracking / Exhibition
Development Application Tracking
You can search using a variety of categories, including street address, legal description, date range, Development Application Number, or development description.
Development Applications on Exhibition
Some development applications are placed on public exhibition before they are determined by Council.
Click the link below to locate DAs currently on exhibition.
Making a Submission
Anyone is entitled to formally support or oppose a DA (or elements of the DA) through a submission. Council considers all submissions received, but they must be made in writing, and be addressed to the General Manager.
Find out how to make a submission.
Development Application Process
For an explanation of any of the stages below please CLICK HERE
Frequently Asked Questions on the DA Process
How long will it take to process my Application?
Council currently averages a processing time of approximately 35 days for local development however, delays can be experienced when additional details are required or there are submissions objecting to the proposal. In the case of Integrated Development, the application is referred to a state agency for comment and the issue of a licence or permit and this can delay Council's processing of the application.
Will my Application be notified?
Most development applications are notified to the adjoining land owners to enable them to comment. The exhibition period is usually 14 days but can vary with the scale of development. The circumstances under which an application is notified can be found in Council's Development Control Plan 2013. For development currently on exhibition refer to On Exhibition page.
How do I make enquiries about my Application?
You will receive an acknowledgement letter confirming receipt of your application, the application reference (eg DA0104/2008). You can find out how your application is progressing by speaking to the assessing officer and quoting the application reference number, or by clicking on the blue button above.
Who determines the Application?
On completion of the assessment, most determinations are made under delegation by staff. However, there are instances where application are referred to a Planning and Development Committee Meeting to be determined by the Council. Most commonly this is the case where there are unresolved objections from neighbours or there are significant variations to policy proposed.
What is a Notice of Determination?
If your application is approved a Notice of Determination will be issued containing details of when the consent commences, when it lapses and what the conditions of consent are. If a refusal is issued the Notice of Refusal will provide the reasons and explain your rights of appeal to the Land and Environment Court.