How DAs are Assessed

Stages of the Development Application (DA) process

1. Lodgement

The DA is lodged with City of Newcastle (CN).

2. Notification and Public Submissions

Where applicable, neighbours and property owners are given an opportunity to provide a written submission on the DA.
Any valid submissions made during the notification period will be considered during the assessment. Learn more on our Making a Submission webpage.

3. Assessment

The DA is assessed with regard to Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Any valid submissions made during the notification period will be considered during the assessment.

4. Determination The DA is determined. Those that provided a submission will be advised of the outcome.
5. Post Determination If approved, the applicant will seek any required certification and appoint a principal certifier to inspect and certify the approved construction works.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How are DAs assessed?
Who will determine the DA?
Will amendments be made to the DA?
How are political donations disclosed during the DA process?
Is there a right to appeal a decision?