This is a brief guide on how to prepare a development application for small developments e.g. dwellings, alterations and additions, change of use and fit-out for industrial and commercial buildings.
For larger applications, it is recommended that you discuss with Auburn City Council's duty planner as to whether a pre-lodgement application is appropriate.
For in depth information, see more on the Development Application process.
Before you begin to prepare a development application, you should read the relevant controls, policies and guidelines.
Auburn City Council will not consider proposals that do not demonstrate that they have undertaken rigorous site analysis and respond to the opportunities and constraints identified in that analysis.
Auburn City Council has checklists to complete your drawings and reports such as the drawing submissions requirements and reports submission requirements checklist.
Fees are calculated in accordance with the fee schedule contained in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation.
Once all forms and documentation are lodged and fees are paid, you will be issued with a Development Application reference number. Auburn City Council will inform you by mail when a planning officer has been allocated to assess your application.