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IMPORTANT: In response to COVID-19, Development Assessment services are continuing to be provided via email, on the phone on 1300 434 434 or via teleconference. We encourage you to lodge your application via the NSW Planning Portal.

Please note: From 1 January 2020, there are some changes to the required documentation that all applicants need to know. Find out more.

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.

Planning Rules relaxed for construction hours

The property  and construction industry accounts for almost 400,000 jobs and 10% of the NSW economy. In order to keep work sites and jobs flowing during COVID-19, the State Government has made a Direction that standard construction hours can been extended to include weekends and public holidays. During these extended hours such works cannot include rock breaking, rock hammering, pile driving or similar activities.

For further information please visit NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

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