Some residential, commercial and industrial development can be constructed as complying development. A proposal must meet all of the relevant development standards nominated (such as height limits, floor space ratio, distances to boundaries), and comply with the Building Code of Australia.
Complying Development can be approved by a Council or a privately accredited certifier.
To qualify for complying development your land must not have characteristics described in Clause 1.17A, Clause 1.18 and Clause 1.19 of the Codes SEPP.
View complying development types.
Complying Developments must be determined within a statutory time-frame of:
- 20 days for complying development which requires neighbour notification; or
- 10 days for all other complying developments.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the proposed development achieves all of the Complying Development requirements stipulated under the State or Local Codes. Council and Accredited Certifiers have no discretionary authority when it comes to complying development.
There are currently nine (9) Complying Development Codes under the Codes SEPP, these include:
Complying Development Certificate
A complying development certificate:
- is a combined development and construction approval in one certificate
- states that the proposed development will comply with all relevant development standards and requirements
- contains prescribed conditions under the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 and conditions of approval under the relevant Code in the Codes SEPP.
Council's Building Certification team can guide you through the certification process.
Call our Development Support Officers on 02 6626 7050 for advice on whether or not your proposal needs development consent or some other form of approval, or email DSO@byron.nsw.gov.au.