Find out more about each stage of the development consent and construction approval processes. This section will take you through each stage, people’s roles and what’s involved to get your Occupation Certificate then celebrate and move in.
Page last updated: 12/11/2019
Stage 1 – Pre-lodgement (Getting it right at the start)
If you get the front end right you are likely to have a simple DA process.Continue to Stage 1
Stage 4 – Determination (The Decision)
There are three possible outcomes for a DA: Development consent, DA refusal, deffered commencement consent.Continue to Stage 4
Stage 5 – Get your Construction Certificate and organise construction
Before you can start building you must do four things: Get a Construction Certificate, appoint a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA), give the council and the PCA two days’ notice before you start work, and complete any works.Continue to Stage 5