How to lodge your application
Please send your application form, plans, the statement of environmental effects, the Basix Certificate and fees to us by mail PO Box 23 GILGANDRA NSW 2827. You can also lodge your application in person at Council's Customer Service Centre (Gilgandra Access Centre) between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm.
Please Note - Payment of the fees is required at the time of lodgment. Lodgment of the development application will be delayed until all fees are paid.
Please ensure that all the necessary information, as identified in this guide, and the associated DA checklist, is submitted.
If your application is incomplete, it will not be accepted and will be returned to you.
Fees are calculated on a scale based on the estimated cost of development. The fees can be calculated for you should you attend a Pre-Lodgment Meeting, or alternatively, you can call Council's Planning & Environment Department on 02 6817 8800 to obtain a written fee quotation.
Long Service Levy
If your proposal involves building work with a value exceeding $24,999, you need to pay the Building Industry Long Service Levy. This levy will be included in your written fee quotation.
• Cheque - Make cheques payable to 'Gilgandra Shire Council'
• Cash and EFTPOS - Only for applications lodged in person.
• Credit - Bankcard, Mastercard, Visa can be taken over the phone (once application
has been received).
After you Lodge Your Application
Upon receipt of your DA, Council will write to you acknowledging your application has been received and provide you with the application details, including the registered DA number.
- More Information
As a result of a preliminary assessment of your application, we may need more information about your development proposal. If we do, we will request this by telephone or email as soon as possible after receiving the application.
- Public Notification
Some development applications are neighbour notified and some are advertised to enable interested persons to submit comments to the Council. The minimum submission period is 21 days, however, some Development Applications may be advertised for longer periods.
- Assessment Process
After the completion of the notification period, Council will assess your application. This process will take account of all advertising statutory requirements,
Council's adopted codes and policies and any submissions that may have been received.
Development Applications that comply with all relevant standards are generally determined by a delegated assessment officer. Applications that do not comply with development standards or have received significant objections or are of a contentious nature or involve Council interests, are referred to Council’s Elected Members for determination. Council Meetings take place once per month.
- Notice of Determination
After your application has been determined you will receive a 'Notice of Determination of
Development Application'. The notice will tell you whether Council has approved or refused your application. If your application is approved, the notice will give details of any conditions of consent and the reasons for those conditions. It will also tell you when the consent becomes effective and when it will lapse. The approval notice will also explain your right of appeal to the Land and Environment Court. If your application is refused, the notice will give the reasons for refusal. The Notice will also explain your right of appeal to the Land and Environment Court.
- Conditions of Consent
If your DA is approved, you must ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with any relevant conditions. You cannot alter or vary the development (or the way in which it operates) unless the terms of the consent are modified. To do this, you must make an application to modify the consent. An additional fee applies.
- Section 94 Contributions
Your notice of determination may include a 'Section 94 or Section 94A Contribution'. This is a condition requiring a payment towards the capital cost of providing community facilities such as public open space, car parking etc. You can view or obtain a copy of the relevant Contributions Plan on Council’s here (provide link).
- What to do if you Disagree with your Notice of Determination
If you are dissatisfied with the determination of your DA, please contact us immediately so we can clarify issues and discuss your options. Options available to you include:
• Review of Determination of your DA
You must complete an application form and pay an additional fee if you seek a review of your proposal.
• Application to Modify a Development Consent
This may be appropriate if you disagree with particular conditions of consent or decide to amend certain aspects of the proposal. You must complete an application form and attach a written justification for the proposed modification and plans indicating proposed modifications or changes. You must also pay an application fee.
• Appeal to the Land and Environment Court
If you are dissatisfied with your notice of determination you can appeal to the Land and
Environment Court within 12 months of the day on which you received your notice of