Concurrence & Referral
Your Development Application (DA) may require an Integrated Development Referral, under section 4.46 of the Environment Planning & Assessment Act or other External Agency Referral / Concurrence with one or more State agencies.
The requirement of an Integrated Development Referral, External Agency Referral or Concurrence will be advised by Council via an acknowledgement letter upon acceptance of your DA.
From September 2019, any Integrated Development Referral, External Agency Referral or Concurrence will be processed electronically by Council via the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s ePlanning Portal. Any additional payment to the relevant Agencies (if applicable) and communications between Applicant / Council / Agencies related to these types of external agency referrals will be interacted online via this Portal. (e.g additional information requested by the Agencies that you may need to respond to)
If you have been advised that a referral to any State Agencies is required for your DA, it is essential that you register an account with the ePlanning Portal now.
For assistance on how to interact with the ePlanning Portal, please refer to these “How To” guides on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) website or call DPIE on 1300 305 695 for assistance.
Please note: Electronic files (stored in USB/CD) of the submitted documents for your DA should be named according to Council’s required style and format.