Planning permission is needed if you want to:
Build something new
Make a major change, such as building an extension
Change the use of your building
You need building certification to check the work you're doing reaches the standards required under Council's standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
A building certification is needed for:
A new building
Alterations to the structure of the building
Exempt and Complying Development
There are certain types of developments that may not require planning permission or can be undertaken as complying development.
Additional information relating to these development types is available from the NSW State Government.
Common types of enquiries
You can also view a selection of information sheets for other development types.