Development Application Process

All development applications and the majority of post consent certificates must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal. Find out more about E-Planning with City of Newcastle (CN).

The development process can be complex, it is recommended that you utilise the services of professionals to assist you with the preparation of your plans and or application.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment have developed 'Your guide to the Development Application Process' to assist in making the process faster and easier.

For information relating to the services provided by CN use the links below:

  1. Prelodgement
  2. Lodgement
  3. Notification and Public Comments
  4. Assessment
  5. Determination
  6. Post DA