DA Assessment

Did you know from January 1 2021, 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).

Development applications are assessed with regard to Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

This includes such matters as:

  • The provisions of any relevant planning instruments or CN guidelines (Development Control Plans)
  • The likely environmental, social or economic impacts of the development in the locality
  • The suitability of the site for the development
  • Any submissions made in response to public notification of the development
  • The public interest.

For information on how you can be kept informed on Development Applications lodged in your local area access our Planning Alerts page.