Determination

Following an assessment of your development application Council will determine the application and send out a formal Notice of Determination advising whether your development application has been approved or refused.

Works approved by the Notice of Determination must be commenced within a period of five (5) years or less from the date shown as the commencement date. The lapse date is also identified on the Notice of Determination. Subsequently, if you modify a development consent, the commencement and lapse dates do not change from those shown on the original consent.

Application Refused

If your development application is refused, you may request Council to undertake a Review of the Determination under Division 8.2 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

A Review made under Division 8.2 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 must be completed within six (6) months of the determination date or before an appeal against the determination is disposed of by the Land and Environment Court. A Review permits the application to be amended providing the entirety of the development remains substantially the same as the original determined application.

Fees apply for a Review request and are in addition to any notification and/or advertising fees.

Appeal

Should an applicant be dissatisfied with Councils' determination of an application, the applicant can lodge an Appeal to the Land and Environment Court. The applicant has six months from the date of determination to lodge an appeal to the Land and Environment Court.