The below steps outline how to complete each section of the Development Application Form correctly.
Please enter the landowners’ details and signature. This provides their consent to a Development Application that affects their land.
The ownership or management of the land affects who is required to consent to a Development Application being made. The below table explains who the required signatories are in various instances. The City can only accept an application where all required signatories have signed the application form correctly.
|i. Private Landowner||Signatures of all landowners|
|ii. Sole Proprietorship Company||Signature of the sole proprietor|
Please also identify the position title of the person who signed the application form (Director, Secretary etc.) as this will prevent any further follow up and clarification about the signatories.
|iv. Agent of a Company|
If the company has appointed agent to act on their behalf and undertake sign legal documents, the application must be accompanied.
|Signed consent letter from either:|
A copy of the Power of Attorney advising of this.
|v. Agent of a Private Landowner||v. Agent of a Private Landowner|
|iv. Subject to a contract of sale or offer and acceptance|
Evidence of landowner’s consent must be provided.
Acceptable evidence may include:
|v. Strata company|
|vi. Incorporated body|
|vii. Government Authority||Authorised officer of the relevant authority, stating the name and position of the signatory/s; or|
A letter of consent signed by an authorised officer.
|viii. Unallocated Crown land, unmanaged reserves, land under management order to a local government where the development is not consistent with the reserve's purpose, or is used for commercial purposes, or land which is subject to a lease issued under the Land Administration Act 1997||Relevant authorised person/s from the Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage (Land Asset Division)|
|ix. Deceased Estate||Where the land is registered in joint tenants, a copy of the death certificate of the deceased landowner must be provided. Where the land is registered in tenants in common, a copy of the grant of probate or endorsed enduring power of attorney must be provided.|
This section is for the applicant's details. Complete this section correctly and in its entirety to ensure we can contact you. City staff will contact the applicant via email or telephone, unless explicitly requested otherwise.
This section requires information about the land the application pertains to. Most of this information can be obtained from the property's Certificate of Title.
The Property details section of the form (below) has been annotated with letters that correspond to letters on the example Certificate of Title (below) to assist you in completing this section of the form correctly.
Enter information about the application you are lodging here.
The table below explains what different parts of this section of the form mean.
|Nature of development – works||The Planning & Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 define works as follows.|
works, in relation to land, means —
(a) any demolition, erection, construction, alteration of or addition to any building or structure on the land; and
(b) the carrying out on the land of any excavation or other works; and
(c) in the case of a place to which a protection order made under the Heritage Act 2018 Part 4 Division 1 applies, any act or thing that —
(i) is likely to damage the character of that place or the external appearance of any building; or
(ii) would constitute an irreversible alteration to the fabric of any building;
|Nature of development - use||Use generally means the activity you're proposing to carry out on the subject land. Depending on the nature of the land uses proposed, it may be exempt from requiring planning approval.|
|Extension of Time||Most development approvals are granted for a period of 2 years. If development has not substantially commenced in that time, the application expires. If your application has expired or is about to expire, you can use this form to apply for an extension of time. This is made under cl.77 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015. This section is not applicable to a new proposal.|
|Amendment to||This section of the form is only applicable to an existing approval that you would like to change in some way (i.e. changes to the design or changes to the wording of a condition etc.). This application is made under cl.77 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015.|
|Is an exemption from development approval claimed for part of the development? If yes, is the exemption for works, use or both?||This section requires you to identify any parts of the proposal that are exempt from requiring development approval and to specify if the exemptions are works and/or a use.|
|Description of proposed works and/or land use||This section requires you to describe the proposal you are seeking approval for. Given the form has limited space, you are encouraged to summarise your proposal in a few words on the form and also provide a detailed explanation of your proposal in an attached covering letter.|
|Description of exemption claimed||This section relates to the exempted works and/or use you identified above. Given the form has limited space, you are encouraged to summarise your description in a few words on the form and also provide a detailed explanation of the exemption claim in an attached covering letter.|
|Nature of existing buildings and/or land uses||This section relates to what is existing on the subject site. Given the form has limited space, you are encouraged to summarise your description in a few words on the form and also provide a detailed explanation of the existing buildings and/or land uses on site in an attached covering letter.|
|Approx. cost of proposed development||The application fee is based on the approximate cost of the proposed development.|
|Estimated completion of time||The estimated completion time is when you think the proposal works and/or use will be completed and/or fully operational.|