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Your guide to the DA process

Building a new house or renovating your property is always exciting. However, the Development Application (DA) process can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. That’s why we’ve developed Your guide to the Development Application process – Small housing development (PDF, 2 MB), so the pathway to building your home can be faster and easier.

We have prepared a glossary and a list of documents and drawings (PDF, 234 KB) that should accompany applications for development.

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.