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Building and Development

Inverell Shire Council can assist you with all your planning matters, whether it be general advice or helping to submit a planning application. All the information you need can be found within the Building and Development section of this website or you can contact the Civil & Environment Department anytime during business hours on (02) 6728 8200.

Advertised Development Applications

According to Council Policy and Legislation, Development Applications for certain types of development are publicly exhibited in the Inverell Times and on Council’s website.

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Application Tracking

Application Tracking is a tool to track the progress of development applications, construction certificates or complying development certificates, lodged since 1 January, 2004.

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Building and Development Application Forms

Please refer below for the various building and development related forms within the Inverell Local Government area.

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Building and Development Fact Sheets

This page provides fact sheets relating to building and development in the Inverell Local Government area.

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Buying or Selling a Property

There are a number of different types of certificates that you may require from Council when buying or selling a property.

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Complying Development

Complying Development is a quick, simple alternative to the Development Application (DA) process.

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Construction Certificate

A Construction Certificate is required in addition to a Development Application for any development involving building or subdivision works.

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Development Applications

A Development Application (DA) is a formal application to Council for carrying out various types of ‘development’ as defined by NSW Planning Legislation and Local Planning Instruments.

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Development Control Plan 2013

The Inverell Development Control Plan (DCP), prepared in accordance with Section 74C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

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Development Services Bulletin

The aim of the Development Services Bulletins are to provide an insight and update on those issues facing both Council and the industry.

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Development Services Staff

The Development Services team is here to assist you in all aspects of building and development whether you are building a shed, a house or even undertaking major commercial or industrial development.

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Exempt Development

Some development of a minor nature is ‘exempt development’ and therefore no application is required.

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History and Heritage

Inverell is situated in the New England North West region of New South Wales and is a thriving commercial and service centre with a local population of 16,075 and a district population of 18,000.

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Inverell Public Open Space Strategy

In acknowledging the value that parks and reserves contribute to a positive lifestyle for its current and future residents, Inverell Shire Council has resolved to prepare a Public Open Space Strategy.

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Local Environmental Plan

Inverell Local Environmental Plan 2012 – Gazetted 07/12/2012

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Modification of Consents

Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 provides for modifications to development consents where it is demonstrated that the modification is substantially the same as the approved development.

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NSW Planning Viewer

The Planning Viewer provides public access to the map layers for certain planning maps incorporated by reference in environmental planning instruments made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

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Other Building and Development Information

Number of links to relevant websites which may assist in the building, development and subdivision process

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Preliminary Development Advice

Council has a strong commitment to assisting applicants in the preparation of Development Applications by taking an active role in the pre-application process.

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Register of Variations to Development Standards

Council’s are required to keep a record of all Development Applications approved under ‘Delegated Authority’ from the 1 April 2008

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S375A Record of Voting on Planning Matters

Under section 375(A) of the Local Government Act 1993, a Division is required to be called whenever a motion for a planning decision is put at a meeting of the Council or a Council Committee.

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Section 68 Approvals

Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 requires that a person obtain Council approval for a variety of works. A list of the most common approvals sought from Council is provided.

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Solar Farms

White Rock Solar Farm Pty Ltd has submitted a Development Application to the Department of Planning & Environment for assessment as a State Significant Development.

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Subdivision Certificates

A Subdivision Certificate is required for Council’s endorsement of a subdivision plan prior to registration with the Department of Lands.

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Swimming Pool Legislation

Swimming pools are a fantastic way to enjoy your days in our hot summer months.

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Wind Farms

Council has recognised the need for, and growing local interest in, alternative and renewable energy sources. Energy generated from wind farms and small wind turbines is one such renewable source.

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Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

General Manager
PO Box 138 Inverell NSW 2360

Administration Centre

144 Otho Street
Inverell NSW 2360

Phone: (02) 6728 8288
Fax: (02) 6728 8277
ABN: 72 695 204 530