Building and construction
Find out about building certification, home renovations, fire safety and swimming pool regulations in Port Stephens.
Development Applications (DAs) need to be lodged for most developments in Port Stephens. Find out about the application process for different types of development and which projects are exempt.
Development Controls, LEP and Plans
Access the Port Stephens Council Development Control Plan, Local Environmental Plan, planning and implementation panel strategies.
Land, environment and heritage
Find out about heritage land, flood and bushfire prone areas, tree management and environmental strategies.
Port Stephens Planning Strategies
These strategies apply to the whole of Port Stephens. They help plan for housing, economic development, rural lands and recreational lands.
Local Area Planning Strategies
These local area planning strategies apply to a particular area within Port Stephens. They provide a plan to manage projected population or employment growth.
Explore the DA Tracker and processes that will make your planning and development experience a little bit easier