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: Applicants are no longer required to lodge a paper copy of their Development Application to Council. Find out more.
Planning Rules relaxed for construction hours
The property and construction industry accounts for almost 400,000 jobs and 10% of the NSW economy. In order to keep work sites and jobs flowing during COVID-19, the State Government has made a Direction that standard construction hours can been extended to include weekends and public holidays. During these extended hours such works cannot include rock breaking, rock hammering, pile driving or similar activities.
For further information please visit NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Our rules keep you and the community safe. They protect the look and feel of the Northern Beaches. If you are going to build on your property, whether it’s a major project, a new house, or an extension, you need to follow the rules - even if you are building a deck or a pergola, or wanting to remove trees.
You can use our online tools to apply for Certificates (Planning, Rates Certificate 603, Outstanding Health & Building, Construction, Complying, Occupation & Notice of Commencement)