Development Forms and Checklists

All development applications and the majority of post consent certificates must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal. From the 1 July 2021, the scope of applications that must be submitted by the portal include Building Information Certificates. Find out more about E-Planning with City of Newcastle (CN).

This page provides links to:

  • Guide you to understand terminology used in the development process
  • Locate the forms and checklists you require and other web pages or sites that may provide you with relevant information.

The Department of Planning and Environment is exhibiting the translation of existing Business and Industrial zones into the new Employment zones from 31 May to 12 July 2022. To view the detail and make a submission please visit the department’s Planning Portal.

As of 1 December 2021, a reference to an Environment Protection zone E1, E2, E3 or E4 in a document should be taken to be a reference to a Conservation zone C1, C2, C3 or C4. For further information please see, Standard Instrument (Local Environmental Plans) Amendment (Land Use Zones) Order 2021.

Additional information and a 'Frequently Asked Questions' Fact Sheet is available on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.

Forms and Checklists