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Changes to Development Application lodgement requirements

Published on 29 November 2019

The City of Ryde will introduce a new system that will allow development applications to be assessed and endorsed electronically. This will further allow for the future lodgement of development applications via the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s NSW Planning Portal.

Currently applicants are required to submit an electronic copy of all development application information as well as three complete hard copies.

The electronic copy at times can result in inconsistent naming conventions, while some documents are locked and do not contain the required information. It is essential that the information is accurate and complete, so as to enable Council’s electronic assessment of development applications as well as assist in its record keeping.

To assist applicants, new development application lodgement requirements will be introduced from 1 February 2020.

This includes:

  • A new Development Application Form together with a Development Application Information Package will be available.
  • All development applications together with all plans and supporting documentation will be required to be lodged in digital form as PDFs on a digital data storage device (for example CD/DVD/USB) in accordance with Council’s naming conventions as highlighted in Council’s Development Application Information Package together with no security settings, no passwords locking and no read only restrictions. This is to assist Council in record keeping and processing.

Only one hard copy of the application, plans and supporting documentation will be required to be submitted. This will be retained at the Ryde Customer Service Centre for viewing purposes.

Last updated on 29 November 2019