Development applications go online from 1 July

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Lismore City Council will require all Development Applications (DAs) and Construction Certificates (CCs) to be lodged via an electronic lodgement portal from the 1 July 2017.

The NSW Government is progressively moving toward all development processes and lodgements being electronic, and this is the first big step in taking what have traditionally been over-the-counter services online.

Hardcopy applications will no longer be accepted at Council. From 1 July 2017 those who wish to submit DAs or CCs on a disk or USB will pay a fee of $50.

“The NSW Government will launch its electronic planning portal in November this year, at which point all forms and uploads will need to be made online,” Council’s Development & Compliance Manager Peter Jeuken explained.

“Once applications have been lodged and reviewed, customers will be issued with the appropriate fees and these will need to be paid before the process will formally begin and a DA number is allocated.”

Lismore City Council staff are available to assist people as the new system comes into place. For more information phone 1300 87 83 87.

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