IMPORTANT: The NSW Government extension to standard construction hours will cease on 24 December 2021.  The State Government directive was put in place during Covid-19 to permit construction work on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Online Certificates

You can use our online tools to apply for Certificates (Planning, Rates Certificate 603, Outstanding Health & Building, Construction, Complying, Occupation & Notice of Commencement)

Do I require development consent?

Get your next project off to the right start with the Northern Beaches planning rules and guidelines.

Development applications

Find pre-lodgement meeting information, the DA lodgement process, our determination panel information and access to our variation registers.

Planning controls

Building on the Northern Beaches? Find links to our LEPs, DCPs, SEPPs and specific controls here.

Development contributions

Development contributions are a levy on new development to fund the provision of new or upgraded local infrastructure including Planning Agreements.

Planning Agreements

Planning agreements are a legal arrangement made between a person (developer) and planning authority/authorities (such as Council) to dedicate land...

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.


Application forms for all permits and certificates you may need during your build.


Information on the various subdivision options available

Determination panels

Some development applications (DAs) are determined by a panel. The panel makes a decision, or ‘determination’ in allowing the development or ...

Fee quotations

Fee Quote Requests Building Information Certificate Fee Quote Request A Building Information Certificate allows Council to retrospectively consider...

Environmental and community protections

Managing building sites correctly can reduce detrimental impacts on our Northern Beaches environment and community.