What makes an application complete?

Submission checklists 

Checklists can be downloaded in the related information section on the right

There are five easy steps to preparing a good application.

  1. Talk to Council staff about controls, policies and standards to be addressed.

  2. Consider all the design issues

  3. Prepare all of the documentation for your application including plans and drawings

  4. Prepare a Statement of Environmental Effects and other supporting documents

  5. Complete the development application form and checklist

Note: these checklists are not mandatory for ancillary residential development, dwelling houses and dual occupancies.

Submitting plans to Council

Applications for the Development Assessment teams are required to be submitted via email or by posting a USB drive in the mail:

Email: council@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

The Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 63
Blacktown NSW 2148

Using a planning or design professional?

Preparing a successful design is not a simple process. There are many factors to consider, and coming up with a desirable and complying design solution is not always easy.

Experience shows that the cost incurred in producing good design and a complete application helps us assess applications and reduces the approval time.

There are professional groups and organisations who you can seek technical advice from in the preparation of your plans and documents.

That’s why you should consider using a suitable professional. Depending on the type of development, this could include:

• an architect

• a town planning consultant

• an engineer.