Development applications are required if a development is considered an assessable development under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (PDF icon 2.6 MB).

To determine if your proposed development is an assessable development, you will need to look at the following planning instruments:

The types of developments which are assessable development and therefore require a permit vary for each local government area. As a general rule, a development application must be lodged if you are:

You may also be required to lodge a development application if you are:

Unless the property is heritage listed, you do not need a development application if you are, for example:

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