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Important notice
As of 1 January 2021 the following development and modification applications are to be lodged online via the NSW Planning Portal: development applications, construction certificates for building works (no provision has been made for subdivision works certificates), complying development certificates and private certifier certificates.

Before accessing the NSW Planning Portal you have to set up an account with Service NSW using your email address.

Please do not lodge any applications via the NSW Planning Portal until advised by Tweed Shire Council.
Most people who are thinking about developing their property, whether they be larger developers or people wanting to do additions to their house, will generally ask Council the same type of questions:
  • What uses are allowed on my property?
  • Do I need to get an approval from Council?
  • If an approval is needed, what information is needed to submit an application and what costs are involved?
  • What is the process for Council to assess an application?
  • Do I need any other approvals?
  • When can I start building?
  • Who signs off on my completed building?
The Development section of this web site provides you with the answers to the front end or town planning part of a development process, whilst the Building section provides the answers for the construction end of the process.

Please download the Development Application and Building Certification Process (469kB PDF) document to gain a summary of the entire process.

If you are considering any form of development, you follow the sequence of the town planning or development application (DA) events through the following six stages:

Frequently Asked Questions

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