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The State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) is the first and only point of contact for development applications where the state has a jurisdiction under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

SARA will deliver a streamlined and coordinated approach to development assessment - reducing duplication and cutting red tape.

All development applications must be completed using approved Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) forms available through MyDAS including the SARA fast track framework, or on the department's website.

MyDAS - online preparation and lodgement system

SARA is supported by MyDAS - an online system that allows an applicant to prepare and lodge or refer applications to DSDIP, as the single state assessment and referral agency. Log on to MyDAS.

MyDAS provides:

  • online lodgement of development application and tracking through the IDAS process
  • access to and assistance with preparing IDAS forms
  • integration with the DA mapping system
  • electronic payment of fees.

IDAS forms and checklists are also available and applications can still be made through eDA.

For enquiries or to submit a hard copy development application visit the SARA enquiries and submission centres.