Do I need to lodge a DA?
Find out whether you are required to lodge a development application to Council for development or building works you would like to undertake.
Development application process
Prior to lodging a development application with Council, there are a number of factors you should check off first, find out more.
Contact us if you wish to use our duty service or arrange a pre-lodgement meeting to assist with your development or building enquiry.
Council's development advice aims to provide answers to many frequently asked questions about development in Port Stephens.
Access Council's Development Application tracker by clicking here.
Tracking your application
DA Tracker is an easy to use tool that enables the community to monitor the status and history of development and building applications within Port Stephens
Types of development
Depending on the scope of your development proposal, the type of use and what controls apply, there may be different avenues in the application process.