Development Applications

Do I Need to Lodge a Development Application?

Your development may not need to go through the entire development process. Some forms of low impact development do not need a Development Application and may be able to be carried out as Exempt or Complying Development.

How to Lodge a DA

If you are required to lodge a development application (DA), the DA must be lodged with Council before building and development works may begin. Find out about development applications here.

Follow a step-by-step guide to submitting your DA.

Find and Track a DA

The Application Enquiry System allows applicants and residents to check the details and progress of a development application online, provide comment and view the supporting documentation submitted with the application.

Comment on a DA

Members of the public have a chance to comment on every DA and their submissions are taken into account during the approval process.

Development Applications Received

View development applications received by Hornsby Shire Council for the last 6 months.

Development Contributions

Council charges a contribution from developers towards the cost of providing local services and facilities that are required because of their development.

Historical Building Consents and DAs

It is possible to search some of Council's historical Building Consent and Development Application Registers.