Our goal is to protect and enhance our natural and developed environment and to preserve our quality of life for future generations. We do this by using appropriate development and planning controls. Here you’ll find information about these controls, how they affect you and how you can follow them through.


Application search

Use our application search tool to track the progress of Development Applications, make submissions or to view other current or...


Property search

Use our Property Search to find the rules that apply to your next build.


Building and renovations

Find out the rules and building regulations you need to follow when it comes to all sorts of buildings and...

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Certification of building works

Most building work needs to be certified for the safety of our community.


Engineering and Construction

Find out about the certification process and obtain the special permits and certificates you need for various building works and...


Planning for the future

The Northern Beaches is a unique location and we’re ensuring appropriate development controls keep it that way.