IMPORTANT: In response to COVID-19, Development Assessment enquiry services are continuing to be provided via email, on the phone on 1300 434 434 or via teleconference. Site inspections for Development Applications are currently being conducted from outside the property. Assessment officers will be in touch before visiting your property. Any inspections that require indoor assessment will be postponed until restrictions ease. This may result in unavoidable delays to final assessment for some applicants. We will prioritise these site visits as soon as it is safe to do so.

Our goal is to protect and enhance our natural and developed environment and to preserve our quality of life for future generations. We do this by using appropriate development and planning controls. Here you’ll find information about these controls, how they affect you and how you can follow them through.

Development Application search

Use our application search tool to track the progress of Development Applications, make submissions or to view other current or past approvals across...

Property search

Use our Property Search to find the rules that apply to your next build.

Building and renovations

Find out the rules and building regulations you need to follow when it comes to all sorts of buildings and structures.

Certification of building works

Most building work needs to be certified for the safety of our community.


Find out about the certification process and obtain the special permits and certificates you need for various building works and selling property.

Planning for the future

The Northern Beaches is a unique location and we’re ensuring appropriate development controls keep it that way.