Complying development is development that meets specific standards in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 .
Applications can be determined by a council or private certifier without the need for a full development application.
Complying development is a faster approval process, while ensuring stringent planning and environmental requirements are met through a set of prescribed approval conditions.
Some categories of work that are complying development:
The main difference between the two types of application is who the assessment of the application is done through. With a CDC you have the option of going through a private certifier or Council whereas with a development application you are only restricted to Council determining the application.
The other main difference is the approval timeframe.
A CDC takes between 10 and 20 days compared against the time taken for the development application which can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 12 months.
A CDC takes a fraction of the time to gain approval but due to the legislation it can be difficult to determine by private certifiers.
We assist our clients by providing a detailed and thorough complying development planning audit for any potential complying development certificate.
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