Complying Development Certificate (CDC)
Some small-scale residential, commercial and industrial development can be carried out as complying development subject to:
- satisfying the development standards and land requirements specified in the relevant policy; and
- meeting the requirements of the National Construction Code (Building Code of Australia).
Complying Developments provide for a faster approvals process:
- 20 days for complying development which requires neighbour notification; or
- 10 days for all other complying developments.
A complying development certificate for those types of development able to be carried out as complying development listed below can be issued by either Council or a suitably accredited private certifier.
Which Planning Controls Do I Use?
Applying for a Complying Development Certificate
An application for a complying development certificate may be made to Council by completing a Complying Development Certificate Application or to an Accredited Certifier.
As well as the requirements listed above, the following matters still apply:
- adjoining owners’ property rights
- common law rights
- approvals, licences, permits from other agencies
The relevant agency should be contacted to determine whether any separate approvals or specific requirements apply prior to starting work.
Exempt and Complying Development Policy – This page contains the most up to date information about changes to Exempt and Complying Development
Exempt and Complying Development Information Sheets - These information sheets explain which types of development do not require planning approval
Understanding Complying Development – Planning & Infrastructure
Rural Housing Code guide to complying development under the Rural Housing Code
Special procedure for complying development - Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
Contact Council’s Duty Officer on (02) 4560 4444 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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