Building and construction
Find out about building certification, home renovations, fire safety and swimming pool regulations in Port Stephens.
A development application (DA) is required to be submitted to Council for most development in the local area, although some exceptions apply for minor development. Find out about the entire process here.
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.
Explore the DA Tracker and processes that will make your planning and development experience a little bit easier
Fees and forms
Access 149 certificates, application forms and fees and charges information here.