Development projects with a capital value of more than $10 million are classified as a major project with approval sought through NSW Planning & Environment.
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 from us.
A private certifier can be engaged to provide a certificate of compliance (Complying Development Certificate) for a Complying Development.
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 obtained through NSW Department of Planning & Environment.
|Type of Development||
Common conditions Applicant is required to meet, demonstrate compliance with, or, are constrained by
|Designated development||Breweries and distilleries, Ceramic and glass industries, Contaminated soil treatment worksExample:|
|Integrated development||Development requiring a Environmental Protection Licence from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage; Land-water interface development, such as wharfs, boat ramps etc, requiring approval from NSW Department of Primary IndustriesExample:|
|Local development||Significant alterations and additions to existing buildings, new buildings and new retail developmentExample:|
Example: Small to medium sized alterations and additions, replacement of existing building identification signage
|Exempt development||Minor landscaping works, repair of building items – painting, plastering etc, ancillary event development.Example:|
To assist in clarifying application requirements, you should prepare preliminary information and drawings of the proposed development. Prior to lodgement, you should discuss lodgement requirements with us to clarify as much as possible, including:
Development Applications can be lodged in person or posted to:
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Level 8, 5 Olympic Boulevard
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2127
We will endeavour 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:
Our development application tracking and information system allows you to monitor and track your development application and find out about recent development proposals at Sydney Olympic Park.
You can also use this system to write submissions on any development that is on exhibition for public comment.
A Construction Certificate and Occupation Certificate are required for all development that requires building work. Construction and Occupation Certificates essentially confirm that the development meets relevant technical criteria such as requirements of the Building Code of Australia, fire safety provisions, accessible access, work health and safety and conditions of development consent.
A Construction or Occupation Certificate may be issued by an accredited private certifier, but it can only be issued following Development Consent. There are no requirements for a Construction Certificate or Occupation Certificate for development categorised as an Exempt Development. More information visit Building Certification Services.
Once planning approval has been obtained, work-related approvals may also be required. This includes work permits, road opening permits and construction hoarding permits. Permits and applications are found in the Resource Centre.
The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 requires the public disclosure of donations or gifts when lodging or commenting on development proposals. This law is designed to improve the transparency of the planning system. All donations or gifts must be declared at the time of lodgement or when making a submission (either an objection or in support). More information about Political Donation Guidelines.For all planning and building enquiries, please call 02 9714 7139 or email us