Development Consent & Approvals
Development projects with a capital value of more than $10 million are classified as a Major Project. Major Project approvals can be obtained through the NSW Department of Planning. Development projects with a capital value of less than $10 million are generally classified as either Local, Complying or Exempt.
Approval for Local Development can be obtained through Sydney Olympic Park Authority. In the case of Complying Development, a private certifier can be engaged to provide a certificate of compliance (Complying Development Certificate). Exempt development is exempted from obtaining planning consent or a building approval. Some developments may also be classified as Designated or Integrated.
All forms and relevant documents in relation to development applications can be found in the Resource Centre.
All developments with a capital value of >$10 million to be declared a Major Project by the Minister for Planning..
More information can be obtain through NSW Department of Planning.
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CriteriaCommon conditions Applicant is required to meet, demonstrate compliance with, or, are constrained by
Development Application requirements
To assist in clarifying application requirements, applicants should prepare preliminary information and drawings of the proposed development. Prior to lodgment, the applicant should discuss lodgment requirements with Sydney Olympic Park Authority to clarify as much as possible, including:
- which statutory planning requirements are relevant
- what assessment process will be adopted
- what development category applies (e.g. local, designated, integrated, complying, exempt etc)
- identify the key issues that would need to be addressed
- any notification requirements
- declaration of any political donations, and
- expected timing of assessment and determination.
As a minimum, to lodge a Development Application, the following will be required:
- a completed application form
- legible and professionally drawn architectural, landscaping and/or engineering plans drawn to scale
- detailed description of the proposal including an Environmental Impact Assessment (eg Statement of Environmental Effects report), and
- payment of any applicable fees in accordance with the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
Development Applications can be lodged in person or posted to:
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
8 Australia Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Development Application assessment time requirements
Sydney Olympic Park Authority will endeavor to process and determine Development Applications as diligently and efficiently as possible. However please note that the statutory time frames for development application 'deemed refusal' are set out in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, and include:
- Designated and Integrated development: 62 days
- Local development: 42 days
- Complying development: 10 days
Sydney Olympic Park Authority is currently developing an e-planning tracking and information system. The e-planning system is anticipated to be publicly accessible shortly.
Building Certification services
Once planning approval has been obtained, you may require certification of your development. Certification can be obtained from a Principal Certifying Authority or Private Certifier. Similar to New South Wales councils, Sydney Olympic Park Authority can be commissioned as the Principal Certifying Authority.
More information visit Building Certification Services.
Post-Development Application work-related approvals
Once planning approval has been obtained, work-related approvals may also be required. This may include work permits, road opening permits and construction hoarding permits. Permits and applications are found in the resource centre
The New South Wales Government has implemented legislation requiring disclosure of political donations and gifts when lodging or making development submissions. Sydney Olympic Park Authority is required to retain the disclosures made by applicants and people making submission to development proposals. The Authority must also make the disclosures available to the public.
When donations or gifts must be declared, the form Political Donations and Gift Disclosure Statement must be completed in full and lodged with the development application or submission. Further information is containing in the Political Donation Guidelines. The declaration is to be made when lodging an application or when making a submission (either an objection or in support).
Further information is available on the NSW Government Department of Planning website.
For enquiries, please call 02 9714 7139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.