Read about the six stages in the life of a Development Application: Prepare, Lodge, Exhibit, Assess, Determine and Construct.
What is a Development Application?
A Development Application (DA) is a request that you can make to Council to carry out various types of development such as:
- Building a residential, commercial or industrial building
- Making an alteration or addition to a residential, commercial or industrial property
- Subdividing land
- Strata subdividing a building
- Changing the use of a building
Development applications lodged and received by Council can be tracked through Council's Online Services.
Read about the five main steps involved in preparing a Development Application (DA) for Randwick City Council.
Lodge an application
Find out how to lodge a Development Application (DA) with us, and learn about issues concerning copyright and disclosure of political donations.
Council is required to notify adjoining and neighbouring owners that may be affected by a development proposal. See how we exhibit DAs, ensuring public consultation.
Learn what factors our Assessment Officers consider with a DA, such as site suitability, floor area, building setbacks, solar access, parking implications and foreshore impact.
After being assessed, every DA is then either approved or refused in a process called determination. Find out how determination works, and who is involved.
Prior to carrying out any building work or associated demolition or excavation, you need a Construction Certificate from Council or a private Accredited Certifier.
DA Forms, Checklist and Guides
This section contains all the forms, checklists and guides required for lodgement.
Randwick Development Assessment Panel
Randwick Development Assessment Panel is an Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel that assesses DAs and provides advice on planning proposals.