Infrastructure and other developments like housing require approval from a council, a Regional Panel, a Sydney planning panel or the Minister for Planning. These types of developments range from house extensions to major port facilities, roads and industrial projects.
Some other developments have a minor impact or can be carried out in compliance with accepted building or environmental standards. These do not need approval from a consent authority. Other activities that don’t need approval may still need approval from a government agency before they can be undertaken.
We have prepared a list of the documents and drawings (PDF, 228 KB) that should accompany applications for development.
This guide will help you understand if you need to seek concurrence, make a referral or apply for an integrated development approval.
Each industry has particular characteristics that need specific policies and guidelines to help ensure the impacts and benefits are recognised and managed effectively.
Information on current and determined projects in the SSD and SSI systems can be viewed in the Major Projects Register. You can also lodge an application or comment on an application that is on exhibition.
Sydney and Regional Planning Panels were introduced to NSW in 2009 to strengthen decision making on regionally significant development applications and other planning matters.
We’ve developed ‘Your guide to the Development Application process – Small housing development’, so the pathway to building your home can be faster and easier.