Development Applications


The Development Application process can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming.  Council recommends that you  arrange a meeting to talk to Councils staff about how you go about lodging an application and obtaining an approval for development. If this isn’t possible then there is the option to have a telephone discussion.

The Department of Planning and Environment has developed a guide which provides useful information, so the pathway to building your home can be faster and easier. The Guide is called "Your guide to the Development Application process - Small housing Development".

The guide explains the development assessment and construction approved processes to assist mums and dads in preparing and lodging 'assessment ready' development applications (DAs), as well as explaining the next steps to get you building.

The guide is now available on the Department of Planning and Environment website via the following link:


The first step in preparing a development application is to find out about Council's development controls, policies and guidelines. You will need to know about:

For more information about Planning or a copy of Darlington Point & Coleambally's  Development Control Plan  or Jerilderie's Development Control Plan  please contact one of Council's Environmental Services staff members.  

The Council's Environmental Services section are a team of committed professionals with extensive expertise in building regulations and construction, planning and heritage advice. So whether you're planning your dream home, proposing to develop a site, add to a business or subdivide your land, staff at Council can advise you at every stage of your project from design to completion. They can answer most procedural and fee enquiries over the phone, or over the counter if you call in personally. They will then refer you to the appropriate professional officers who can provide detailed advice regarding your development, building regulations and other matters that you will need to consider when preparing your development application.

If you have made any political donations and will be lodging an application with Council it is recommended you visit the following web site to gain more information.

For every property transaction you make, you need to think about tax implications. To help you to determine property related GST obligations, refer to the Property page on on the Australian Taxation Office website.

Complete the Development Application Form thoroughly

Obtain all necessary plans and other design drawing requirements
Ensure your Development Application is lodged with the correct information

  • Address
  • Lot & DP number
  • Builders name & address & licence No.
  • Estimated cost of development
  • Statement of Environmental Effects if necessary
  • Attach Fees based on cost of development (contact Council to determine the fee).

To determine if your proposed building project will be a Development Application or a Complying Development Application refer to the applicable Development Control Plan for your location or speak to one of Councils planning officers.

Opening a cafe, small bar or restuarant

Murrumbidgee Council, in partnership with Service NSW, is making it easy to do business, with streamlined forms and one phone number to help you fast track the approval process when opening a café, small bar or restaurant. Through one online portal you will receive step-by-step guidance and support across local, state and federal government requirements, whether you wish to open, grow or finalise your business within Murrumbidgee Counci. Learn more about Easy to do Business here:

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