This page provides a useful checklist to help you gather the information you'll need to lodge a development application.
Attaching all the relevant documentation you need at the point of lodgement will streamline the decision process.
Further information and guides to assist you in lodging your application are available in the support library.
What you will need to provide
Documentation you'll need to provide is set out by Schedule 8 of the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017.
The level of documentation you'll need depends on what you are proposing. Certain applications require baseline documentation to be submitted.
For specific details view the topics below:
- site address of the development
- applicants contact details, including the landowner, and the builder if applicable
- current and proposed land use, including development cost
- the name of any independent assessors you want to assess your approvals.
- Electricity Declaration to show the proposed development is located a safe distance from the power lines
- Native Vegetation Declaration to show the proposed development is not clearing any native vegetation.
- dimensions and boundaries of the site
- proposed boundary setbacks of the development
- existing buildings, trees, retaining walls and other structures
- on-site sewerage or waste disposal system
- driveway levels and car parking spaces
- existing and proposed ground/floor levels.
- the position of doors or windows
- relationship to an associated dwelling
- location and purpose of rooms and areas.
- front, side and rear views of the structure
- existing and proposed ground levels
- proposed internal floor levels
- heights including ceilings, eaves, ridge, pitch
- description of all external materials and finishes, including roof, walls, doors and windows
- the dimensions of eaves, external doors and windows
- description of privacy treatments for upper-level windows or balconies
- details of existing ground level, proposed floor level and roof height.
- roof, wall and floor layouts of any buildings, including dimensions and calculations
- details of construction materials and design
- engineering details, for example, significant excavations, service or infrastructure lines
- schedule of colours showing the proposed materials, finishes and colours for the building.