How to use the portal
For more information see the Planning Portal quick reference guides
Click ‘New’ to start your application. Fill in the online form and progress through the steps.
Upload required documents to the portal (such as Owners Consent, SEE or BASIX certificate). You can save your application and come back to it later.
A Council officer will review your application in the portal to make sure all documentation is correct. (You will be notified by email if more information or documents are needed.)
This check will take at least 7 working days.
Once your application has been checked and accepted for lodgement, you will receive a ‘fee estimate’ which will include your tax invoice.
Fees must be paid before your DA is formally lodged in Council’s system. You will need to confirm that you’ve paid the fees by clicking ‘Respond’ to the ‘fee estimate’ in the portal.
Once fees are paid your Development Application will be assessed by a Council officer. Once a decision has been made, the official Notice of Determination will be uploaded to the portal. You will also be notified by email.
Check your account on the Planning Portal and get advice from Council for information about development applications, as well as what acronyms mean and a glossary of terms.