Glossary of Terms

DA means Development Application

MA means an application under Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to modify an existing development consent.

RA means a request under Section 82A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to review the previous determination that Council has made of a DA.

Application Received - The date the an application was entered into Council's development application register by our Customer Service Centre staff.

Generate deficiency letter - The application clock is stopped and information is requested from the Applicant by Council's Development Enquiry Officer's. As the DA information is deficient, Council requires more information from the applicant in order for the assessment process to commence.

Send letter of rejection/return plans - The application has been rejected and returned to the applicant as it is incomplete/unclear as to what type of approval is being sought from Council.

Is Public Notification Required? - Once an application is lodged and given a reference number it will be either notified to adjoining neighbours/persons likely to be affected or a letter of advice will be sent.

Notification: the application is advertised for 14 days during which time Council will accept submissions from the public.

Advice: neighbours are advised that an application has been lodged but the application continues to be assessed.

Is Advertising Required? - Once the application is lodged and given a reference number it will be notified to adjoining neighbours or persons likely to be affected, a sign placed on the site, and notification of the application in the local newspaper. The application is advertised for 14 days during which time Council will accept submissions from the public.

Are IDA referral letters required? - This advises whether the application is an Integrated DA and therefore requires Council to refer the application to the relevant State Government Agencies so that their requirements can be incorporated into Council's decisions. The legislation lists what applications need to be referred. The comments of the agency are binding on Council.

Are referrals to external authorities required? - In some instances applications which are not IDA type applications are required to be referred to certain authorities outside Council for comment as part of the assessment process.

Have all external responses been received? - The assessment officer records when the comment from the relevant external authority is received back.

Are internal referrals required? - In some instances applications are required to be referred to certain sections within Council for comment as part of the assessment process. Examples may be referrals to Council's Architects, Landscape Officers, or Development Engineers.

Have all internal responses been received? - The assessment officer records when the comment from the relevant internal council section is received back.

Were objections received? - This indicates whether any submissions were received in response to the public notification process.

Is additional information required? - Further information is requested from the Applicant to allow assessment of the application to continue.

What type of letter is required? - The assessing officer advises the applicant as to whether the application is deficient (missing vital information to allow assessment to continue), or whether there are design changes required to address specific issues.

Is referral to ARAP required? - The DA requires a comment from the Architectural Review Assessment Panel. ARAP is a panel of experts who comment on the design of all large developments in the area. The panel is made up of several members including Council staff members, and four design specialists.

Is referral to IHAP/Council required? - Some types of applications require a determination to be made by Council (the elected representatives), rather than by council officers under delegated authority.

Generate Notice of Determination - The DA has been determined either under delegation or by Council.

Appeal Lodged With Council - This indicates whether Council has been advised that an appeal with the Land and Environment Court has been lodged.

Generate Modified Notice of Determination - The proposed modification to the development consent has been determined either under delegation or by Council.

Determine Application for Review - Council has been requested to review a determination of an application. This review may be determined either under delegation or by Council.




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