IMPORTANT: In response to COVID-19, Development Assessment services are continuing to be provided via email, on the phone on 1300 434 434 or via teleconference. We encourage you to lodge your application via the NSW Planning Portal.

Please note: From 1 January 2020, there are some changes to the required documentation that all applicants need to know. Find out more.

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 past approvals across...

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 structures.

Permits and Certification

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

Planning for the Future

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