If the Garden Shed proposal meets all of the relevant development standards, a Complying Development Certificate may be issued for land zoning R1, R2, R3, R4 or RU5.
A Complying Development Certificate can be issued by Council or a Private Certifier. An application for a Complying Development Certificate must be submitted via the NSW Planning Portal.
You can use the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) to check whether your proposal is complying development. It is important to read both the individual clause as well as the Part.
In the event that your proposal does not meet all the standards, a Development Application must be lodged.