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. We are currently receiving an extremely high volume of Development Applications and are experiencing delays. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please refer to our Lodge your Application page for details on DA Lodgement and requirements.

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.

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 and forms, 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.

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.