Whether it’s a major project, a new house, or an extension, you need to know the rules if you are going to build on your property. Find information about the Development Application process and helpful links.
Planning and Development guidelines
Council’s Building and Development team has forms and guidelines to help you work your way through the planning building construction and development process and with installing fire safety measures.
Understanding the development process
To help you determine if you need to submit a DA or whether can build using other avenues you need to consider the planning rules for where you live and what you want to build there.
Central Coast Council offers a range of services free of charge to discuss preliminary development and zoning matters with Council staff members including town planners, building surveyors and development engineers.All other services below including written advice, pre-development meetings and post-consent can be organised alongside a service fee.Development related enquiriesCouncil recognises the need in the community for technical advice associated with development and wants to ensure this advice provided is provided promptly.Customers who wish to seek general advice regarding planning, building surveying or development engineering can create an account and submit an enquiry via our 24/7 Customer Service Centre.
Lodge a development application
Once your application is prepared according to the relevant guidelines and checklists, you can submit your application online via the NSW Planning Portal. The following applications must be submitted to Council through the NSW Planning Portal:Development ApplicationsSection 4.55 Modification ApplicationsComplying Development CertificatesConstruction CertificatesOccupation CertificatesSubdivision CertificatesAppointments of Council as a Principal CertifierThe above listed applications will no longer be accepted in person at our Customer Service Centres.Council is experiencing higher than average processing times for development applications.
Make a submission
Before making a submission about a DA you should inspect the plans and read any accompanying information so you are clear on the details.
Track a development application
You can search and track all current development applications, construction certificates and other associated documents online via the eplanning portal.You can locate documents by address, lot number, application number or date. Alternatively, all applications that have been submitted via the NSW Planning Portal since 16 June 2020 can be viewed using the NSW Application Tracker. Please Note:
Subdivision and development works
Edit view Application for - Subdivision Works or Construction Certificate, Roads Act Works Approval and other Civil WorksDownload PDFApplication for Subdivision Works Certificate, Subdivision Works Construction Certificate, Section 138 Roads Act Works Approval and Section 68...
Current Development Applications
Latest development applications, development consents and complying development certificates available here.