Complying Development - 20 day approval

Do I qualify for fast track approval?

Complying development is a fast-track approval process for straightforward, low impact development. If the application complies with all relevant requirements in the State Policy, it can be approved by a council or registered certifier within 20 days, saving homeowners up to $15,000 for a new home and $2,600 for home renovations. 

You'll need to apply online for a complying development certificate (CDC) through the NSW Planning Portal. Read more about complying development on the NSW Planning Portal website

The portal also provides links to types of complying development. Residential complying developments are generally assessed under the Inland code.

The State policy for exempt and complying development is at NSW legislation - Exempt and Complying Development SEPP