Complying Development Certificate (CDC), an alternative to a Development Application and Construction Certificiate, is a fast-tracked approval for developments that meet specific standards in the State Environment Planning Policy.
Approval is provided by a qualified Private Certifier. An application for a new dwelling, or dwelling addition, under a Complying Development Certificate must be determined within 10 days.
Complying Development Certificates are available for a range of development types, including:
Unlike the Development Application process, Complying Development is not merit based, all applications must satisfy all requirements for approval.