Complying Development Certificate

Fast Tracked Approval

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:

  • Single and double storey houses
  • Secondary dwellings
  • Multi residential development
  • Renovations of an existing house
  • Swimming pools
  • Retaining walls
  • Fences
  • Demolition of a structure/building
  • Advertising Signage
  • Fit out of a commercial building

Unlike the Development Application process, Complying Development is not merit based, all applications must satisfy all requirements for approval.