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.
Supplementary report requirements
This section provides you with information about a number of supporting documents that accompany a development application (DA).
DA Forms, Checklist and Guides
This section contains all the forms, checklists and guides required for lodgement.