Landscape Services > Development Application
Councils have different methodology when it comes to Development Application. Under The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, 'development' is defined as:
The first step in preparing a development application is to find out about Council's development controls, policies and guidelines usually known as DCPs (Development Control Plans).
Usually Council's Customer Service can answer most procedural and fee enquiries over the phone, or over the counter. They can also refer you to the appropriate professional officers who can provide detailed advices.
You need to be aware that your proposal may require approval from other government agencies. The type of approval and the relevant agency depends on the type and location of the proposed development.
It is always best to consult with your neighbours during the design stage to ensure the development proposal considers all of the issues that might arise. Even though neighbour consultation is not statutory it is encouraged and should occur before a DA is lodged.
To obtain development consent, you must lodge a Development Application with your local council. We are here to facilitate a smooth application process by providing you with a fully complying Landscape plan.