Development application process
Find out the process for lodging a development application (DA) with Council — from pre-lodgement through to determination.
Lodge your development application online
It's easier than ever to lodge your development application online with the NSW Planning Portal. Lodge your DA now.
Development application enquiries
Need DA advice? Find out how to use our duty counter service or arrange a pre-lodgement meeting to help with your development or building enquiry.
Development application FAQs
We answer your frequently asked questions about development applications. Find out whether or not you need a DA for your next development.
Types of development
The size and type of your development will determine the approval pathway. Find out about the different types of development and if you need to lodge a DA.
Urban Design Panel
The Urban Design Panel provides independent advice on the quality of the urban design of large-scale developments in Port Stephens.