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Changes now in force for lodging DAs

Published: 02 Jul 2021 3:30pm

Planning and building applications to Wagga Wagga City Council now need to be lodged electronically via the NSW Planning Portal, in line with State Government legislation.

The mandatory change came into effect on Thursday (1 July).

Manager Development Assessment and Building Certification Paul O’Brien said hardcopy applications are no longer accepted at Council’s Customer Service Centre.

“This applies to all individuals, organisations or industry professionals, from home builders, to certifiers, project developers and government agencies,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Portal is a single place to go for planning processes and transactions on-line and aims to make the process simpler, faster and more transparent for everyone.

Development Applications (DA), Modification to Consent, Construction Certificates (CC) and Complying Development Certificates (CDC) should now be lodged and processed through the Portal.

“The size and scale of the development will determine which of the assessment pathways is appropriate,” Mr O’Brien said.

“We encourage people to talk to their builder or designer and get assistance with lodging their application, as they have the experience with the Planning Portal process.”

For further information, visit planningportal.nsw.gov.au

For assistance, email planning.apps@planning.nsw.gov.au or contact Service NSW on 1300 305 695.