Application timeframes

View the information below on the typical timeframes on approval of heath, planning and building applications.

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Planning approval

A development application is required for works that are not exempted under the City’s Planning Framework. The City has 60 days after lodgement to determine non advertised applications and 90 days after lodgement for advertised applications. The City endeavours to assess and determine development applications in a timely manner, and in many cases determines applications well before the required timeframes.

Building approval

The following assessment timeframes are in accordance with the Building Act 2011:

  • Certified building permit applications (BA1 Form): 10 business days (excluding public holidays).
  • Uncertified building permit applications (BA2 Form): 25 business days (excluding public holidays)

Click here for further information on the type of building applications.

Health approval

A health application will be processed within 10 business days, please note this is subject to the correct information being provided and a satisfactory site visit. If a development application requires health referral we will endeavour to provide comments back to the planning officer within 3 business days.

For more information, contact Development Services on (08) 9205 8555.

Application timelines

View the City's processes and timelines for applications.

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