Planning and Development

Development Applications

From 1 July 2021, all applications for development must be lodged through the NSW Planning Portal.

For information regarding applications, go to the NSW Planning Portal website. 

The NSW Planning Portal is a digital space where community, industry and government can work together to better understand and meet their obligations under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

It hosts a range of digital planning services, mapping and reporting tools, services and guidance to assist all those working in the planning and building industry as well as those involved in a proposed development.

The digital services accessed via dashboards:

  • improve application determination times
  • increase transparency of the planning system
  • ensure greater accountability of all stakeholders

The NSW Government has created the NSW Planning Portal and as of 1 July 2021 it is now mandatory that all planning applications are submitted on line through the Portal. Please click here to lodge your application. You will be required to create an account which requires you to have an email address.

Planning & Development

The Council’s planning & development duties involve a wide range of functions including:

  • Strategic planning
  • Preparaton and administration of local environemtal plans and development control plans
  • Assessing development applications and issuing development consents
  • Issuing compying development certificates and construction certificates
  • Issuing approvals for the connection of premises to water supplies and sewerage systems
  • Issuing approvals for a wide range of activities as delegated by various Acts and Regulations.

Far West Regional Plan 2036

The Far West Regional Plan 2036 is a 20 year blueprint for the future of Western NSW and can be downloaded and/or viewed here

Local Strategic Planning Statement

Council in conjunction with the Department of Planning has prepared a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) which was adopted on 28 May 2020 at the Ordinary Meeting of Council. This document will set out the 20-year vision for land-use in the local area, the special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.

The statements should be read in conjunction with relevant State and Regional planning policies and plans, which will continue to guide planning decisions and the preparation of development controls in local environmental plans. The LSPS can be downloaded and/or viewed here


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