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Development Consent - Bland Shire Council - New South Wales

Description

You will need Development Consent in order to undertake development activities.

There are 3 different categories of development:

  • Exempt Development - this includes activities such as minor, do-it-yourself, renovation work. For example, replacing the tiles in your bathroom or erecting a pre-fabricated structure such as a garden shed. Exempt development activities do not require council approval.
  • Complying Development - if your proposed development meets the standards for a Complying Development Certificate, it can be approved through this fast tracked process. This certificate can be obtained if your proposed development meets predetermined standards such as maximum building height, length and width.
  • Development Application - for more complicated development proposals.

If your development is approved under a Complying Development Certificate, once the work is complete, the council will inspect the development to ensure that it has met the agreed guidelines and grant you final approval with an Occupation Certificate. Please note that building inspections may take place throughout the development process.

If your development is approved under a Development Application, you will need a Construction Certificate before starting your development work. Once the work is complete, the council will inspect the development to ensure it has met the agreed guidelines and issue an Occupation Certificate.

Before you apply for Development Consent, it is recommended that you contact your council for a pre-lodgement discussion.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must provide details such as the exact location of the proposed development, building height, access driveways, emergency evacuation plans, floor space ratios and noise management plans.

If your proposal relates to a residential dwelling you will need to submit a Building Sustainability Index Certificate (BASIX) with your proposal. BASIX is a web-based planning tool designed to incorporate a range of environmentally sustainable features into your development project. If your development application relates to residential apartment development you may require a statement by a qualified designer.

If your proposal involves the installation, extension, or modification of any fire safety systems, then you will be required to submit plans detailing the fire safety systems that are part of the development.

If the application relates to Designated Development, an Environmental Impact Statement is required. Designated Development refers to developments which are high impact developments or which are located in or near an environmentally sensitive area. Designated Development does not include State significant development.

Please be aware that if your proposed development is in bush fire prone land, you may require a bushfire attack level (BAL) risk assessment. Please contact your local rural fire service for details.

The Council may also impose specific conditions on individual Development Consents and Complying Development Certificates.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You can find the NSW Planning Portal fees here.

Apply Application All

You can find the Bland Shire Council fees here.

Administering agency

Bland Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.