Exempt and Complying Development

Some types of development can be undertaken without the need to submit a Development Application (DA). These are defined as exempt and complying development.

What is an Exempt Development?

An exempt development is a minor development which does not require any planning or construction approval. The development must meet predetermined standards outlining the size, types and location of the work.

The NSW Planning Portal has more information on exempt development.

What is a Complying Development?

A complying development is where works are straightforward and meet all of the required standards established in either a State or local council planning document.

Combined planning and construction approval can be granted by either Council or a private accredited certifier.

Visit the NSW Planning Portal for more information and start your complying development application