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Do I need approval? Complying Development
Complying Development is a fast-track, combined planning and construction approval process for straightforward developments. Providing the proposal meets specific criteria, it can be determined by a Council or private certifier without needing a full Development Application.
To qualify as Complying Development, you must satisfy all of the development standards identified in State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008. The policy can be viewed at the NSW Legislation website.
Examples of Complying Development include:
You can also check our frequently asked questions about complying development certificates.
If your renovation or build is Complying Development (or requires a Development Application through Council), you'll need to apply for a BASIX certificate. Read more about BASIX certificates.
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