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Development Applications

Recent Updates to the Development Application and Certification Process

From Friday 1 January 2021, the following types of building applications to Georges River Council must to be submitted using the NSW Planning Portal

•    Construction certificates
•    Complying development certificates
•    Subdivision certificates
•    Basix certificates and 
•    Occupation certificates. 

This method of submitting your building application will be available from 1 December 2020 and we encourage you to use this process for a more streamlined and efficient experience.

The NSW Planning Portal makes submitting building certificate applications with Council simple with the convenience of being available online, anywhere and anytime.

Since 1 July 2020 applications for the following certificates and approvals to Georges River Council have been required to be submitted using the NSW Planning Portal:

•    Development Applications
•    Applications to Modify Consents (s4.55 applications)
•    Review of Determination (s8.2 applications)  

Our commitment to customer service continues and we encourage applicants continue to use our pre-lodgement service for information and advice. 

Additional information and advice on this new applications lodgement service is available on the NSW Planning website

Payments for Planning Portal applications can be made via Council's payments web page.

For more information, please refer to our Development Application Guide or contact our Duty Planner on 9330 6400.


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