Building Alterations (Residential)

You will not need approval if the proposed building alterations meet all of the relevant development standards for exempt development.

Specific information about minor building alterations can be accessed here:

Is it an Exempt Development

About Exempt Development

If the proposal doesn't qualify as Exempt Development, you may be able to apply through Complying Development or a Development Application.


Do I qualify for a Complying Development Certificate?

Complying Development Certificate may be issued for residential building alterations if the proposal meets all of the relevant development standards. 

Check if your proposal is a complying development at:

If your proposal does not meet all of the standards you must lodge a Development Application.

I need a Development Application (DA). What do I do?

If your proposal does not qualify as Complying Development, you will need to lodge a Development Application with Council via the NSW Planning Portal.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has a useful guide to the DA process.