These planning approval pathways are less common in the Bellingen Shire.
The size and scale of the development will determine which of the assessment pathways is appropriate.
Some development proposals require approval from another public authority before development consent can be granted by Council. Integrated development proposals require development consent and one or more of the approvals listed in Section 4.46 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The Council must refer the development application to the relevant public authority and incorporate the public authority’s general terms of approval.
Council must not approve the development application if the agency recommends refusal.
If the advice is not received in 21 days after the agency has received the application or requested additional information, the consent authority can determine the development application.
Nominated integrated development is an integrated development that requires an approval under separate legislation as referenced in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act Regulation 2021 that requires an approval under:
Nominated integrated development has additional implication due to the public exhibition process. Additional fees will apply for advertising the application, which may be up to 28 days.
Regionally-significant development is larger in investment value, scale and/or complexity.
Regionally significant Development must be assessed and notified by Council, then determined by the relevant Regional Planning Panel.
Designated development are prescribed developments that are likely to have a significant impact, or are located in or near environmentally sensitive areas.
Any EIS for designated development must be prepared in accordance with the Planning Secretary’s requirements. To request the Planning Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs), an applicant must complete the Form A .
State Significant Developments that are deemed to have state significance due to their size, economic value or potential impacts.
State Significant Developments are identified in State Environment Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011.
State-significant developments are determined by either the Minister for Planning or the Independent Planning Commission. For further information on state-significant development, refer to the NSW Planning Portal.
Planning on building or renovating and don't know where to start?
These frequently asked questions may help guide you.
Visit our How can we help page to access the services we provide to assist you prepare your application;
Visit our submitting an application page to read the steps to take to submit a range of applications, including a DA or CDC
If the application process is unfamiliar to you, or your application is somewhat complex, it is recommended you engage a suitably qualified consultant to ensure the any development is designed in accordance with all relevant development standards and complies with the Building Code of Australia.
This may eliminate incomplete or insufficient applications being lodged, which can slow down application processing times.
It is recommended to discuss your proposal with your neighbours and consider their concerns to avoid delay in the application process.