Read about the six stages in the life of a Development Application: Prepare, Lodge, Exhibit, Assess, Determine and Construct.
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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.
PrepareRead about the five main steps involved in preparing a Development Application (DA) for Randwick City Council.
Lodge an applicationFind out how to lodge a Development Application (DA) with us, and learn about issues concerning copyright and disclosure of political donations.
ExhibitCouncil is required to notify adjoining and neighbouring owners that may be affected by a development proposal. See how we exhibit DAs, ensuring public consultation.
AssessLearn what factors our Assessment Officers consider with a DA, such as site suitability, floor area, building setbacks, solar access, parking implications and foreshore impact.
DetermineAfter being assessed, every DA is then either approved or refused in a process called determination. Find out how determination works, and who is involved.
ConstructPrior 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 GuidesThis section contains all the forms, checklists and guides required for lodgement.
Randwick Local Planning PanelRandwick Local Planning Panel (RLPP) is an Independent Hearing and Assessment Panel that assesses DAs and provides advice on planning proposals.