Learn about the fastest way to get a small residential project approved.
In NSW, most property developments such as new buildings and renovations require development consent from a consent authority. This consent can be given through a DA or a CDC.
The following housing types can be approved via CDC if they are permitted by the land zoning. Alterations, additions, and subdivisions may also be approved via CDC.
The housing type you want to build must be permissible with consent in the lot's zone. For example a zone of R2 Low Density Residential often permits dwelling houses and dual occupancies but not multi dwelling housing.
Our report confirms this permissibility for your lot and selected housing type.
To be able to get a CDC on a particular lot, some general conditions must be passed by that land. A few examples include: the land can't have critical habitat, be a heritage item, or be in a coastal hazard or flood control area. There are many more beyond these ones.
Our report automatically checks most of these conditions for your lot.
Work with the building designer to check all the parameters are being carefully followed. All of the specified design parameters must be complied with in order for a CDC to be issued. If any parameters cannot be complied with, a CDC is not possible and a DA must be done instead.
Our report clearly spells out the design parameters you will have to follow for your housing type.
Either Council or an accredited private certifier can issue a CDC once they have validated the design is in compliance with the parameters. This can usually be done within a few weeks.
After you have our report, speak to a certifier to find out what documents you will need to submit.