Complying Development is a quick, simple alternative to the Development Application (DA) process. Under the DA process, each application is subject to a ‘merit-based’ assessment. However, a Complying Development satisfies a range of predetermined planning standards and does not require the merit assessment.
A Complying Development is a building approval only. As is the case with Construction Certificates, Council or an accredited Private Certifier can issue a Construction Certificate as the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA). At the time of lodgement, the owner must appoint a PCA. Inverell Shire Council currently operates under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.
Further information regarding State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 can be found at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/housingcode.
A Complying Development Certificate Application must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal. Council is unable to accept an application by traditional methods (e.g. in person, via e-mail or via post).
Once submitted in the NSW Planning Portal, Council will undertake a preliminary check to see if all the information required for the application has been uploaded into the NSW Planning Portal. Council will then contact you to provide additional information (if required) and pay the relevant application fees.
Last modified 10-Jun-2021