Buying or selling
If you plan to construct a driveway over a footpath, you are required to follow the driveway application process to ensure proper construction of the driveway.
We aim to increase awareness of fire safety issues in both residential and commercial property and help our community be more aware of fire safety.
In Port Stephens we have homes of heritage significance, heritage conservation areas and archaeological sites. It's important to identify significant heritage and ensure that this is protected and managed to allow the environmental, social and economic benefits be realised into the future.
If you are planning to renovate, or construct a new home or building, the following information will assist you in preparing the documentation required when lodging a development application with Council.
On-site sewage management
There are over 4600 Onsite Sewage Management Systems in use in the Port Stephens Local Government Area. These include septic tanks with adsorption trenches or evapotranspiration beds; septic tanks that pump to sewer, aerated wastewater treatment systems, pump to sewer systems and effluent pump-outs.
Want to know more about an area of land? A Planning certificate lets any purchaser immediately see most restrictions, controls and conditions applying to the land they are buying.