Less than 1% of all applications lodged are rejected at lodgement. Avoid being affected by making sure you prepare your application and submit all the required materials.
We will reject any application at lodgement, or within either 7 or 14 days as required, where:
See our Development Application (DA) Guide (PDF) for more information about what is required or review the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.
The legal effect of rejection is that the application is taken, for the purposes of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, never to have been made.
No. Council has complete discretion to reject incomplete applications. There are no rights of appeal.
Council will refund all the fees paid. If the applicant's cheques have not been cashed they will be sent back with the rejected application. If payments are receipted we will draw a cheque made payable to the applicant and post it out either with, or following the rejection notice.