Building & Development

Welcome to Lockhart Shire Council's Building and Development Section

LODGING A DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE OR SECTION 68 APPLICATION

The NSW State Government has introduced changes that now require all Development, Construction Certificate and Section 68 Applications (e.g. transportable dwellings & septic systems) to be lodged via the NSW Governments Planning Portal, these include:

  • Development Applications

  • Applications to modify a Development Application and 

  • Where Council is nominated to complete the assessment of Complying Development Certificate, Construction Certificate, Occupation Certificate and Subdivision Certificate or is appointed as the Principal Certifier for a development.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SEPARATE APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE LODGED FOR EACH CERTIFICATE IN THE PLANNING PORTAL
  • Section 68 Local Government Act 1993 Applications

  • Certificate Registration for Private Certifiers

The NSW Planning Portal is an online platform where community, industry and government can work together to provide a digital experience that supports effective planning and decision making under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  


CREATING AN ACCOUNT THROUGH THE NSW PLANNING PORTAL

For information on how to register for a Planning Portal account, Quick reference Guides, fact sheets and other resources visit https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/support-training/applicant-resources.

If you require further assistance in account creation, lodgment and other enquiries relating to the Planning Portal, contact Service NSW by email - info@service.nsw.gov.au or by phone - 1300 305 695.

Still not sure? Council’s can assist with your application if you do not have electronic equipment or internet, please contact our office on 69205305 to make an appointment with our planning staff.


DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS

If you are planning any major building works, including for a retail outlet, swimming pool, subdivision or dwelling, you will require development consent from Council. To gain consent, you will be required to lodge a development application (DA) through the Planning Portal.

The Development Application process in NSW can be tricky and overwhelming, so the NSW Department of Planning and Environment have provided a guide to assist you.


DEVELOPMENT-RELATED FEES

Once you have submitted a development application through the Planning Portal, payment of fees will apply.

The cost of fees is determined by a number of variables, including the estimated cost of development, and the type of development (construction, subdivision etc.).

Council will send a formal schedule of fees that will be applicable to your development.

Fees can be paid either at the Council Office during business hours, or by direct deposit (please contact Council for banking details).


LONG SERVICE LEVY

The new Levy portal - A better way to pay your Long Service Levy

The NSW Government charges a levy on all building and construction works of $250,000 or more.

As part of the ongoing commitment to improving our customer experience the Long Service Corporation has introduced a new online Building Levy portal, to make it easier to manage your long service levy payments and transactions. You will be able to:

  • Pay a levy
  • Apply for a refund
  • Request an exemption
  • Request a top-up
  • Request an instalment plan
  • Get notifications
  • Automated receipting
 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: http://longservice.nsw.gov.au/bci/levy


DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS PLAN 2020

On 17 August 2020 Council adopted the Lockhart Shire Development Contributions Plan 2020. Formulated under Section 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the Plan enables Council to charge a levy on developments as a means of funding improvements to local infrastructure and services.  This new Plan replaces the previous Plan which was adopted in 2015.

Click  here to view the Development Contributions Plan 2020


PRE-LODGEMENT APPOINTMENTS

It is highly recommended that, prior to lodging your development application, you book an appointment with Council's Environmental Services team.

Pre-lodgement appointments are a great way to go through your application with Council's staff, and can speed up the application process by ensuring that all supporting information is supplied together at the time of lodgement.

To book a pre-lodgement meeting, contact Council's Environmental Services team during normal business hours on (02) 6920 5305.


NOTIFICATION OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF DEVELOPMENT CONSENT DA27/22

Council wishes to advise you of an application for a modification of Additions and Alteration to Respect Care Facility, Woodhaven located at 57 Hebden Street, Lockhart.

Council originally notified of the development application in October 2021.  To ensure that the concerns, needs and values of citizens and the community have been considered in planning decisions, we are inviting you to lodge a submission to the application for modification of DA27/22.  Council will take into consideration the likely effect of the development proposal on adjoining property owners and buildings prior to making a decision.  Associated documentation for the proposed development are available from the Lockhart Council Shire Office, located at 65 Green Street Lockhart, open between the hours of 9am to 4pm on normal business days.

Submissions are to be made in writing to the General Manager and should be received on or before 6 January 2023. Should no submissions be received by this date, Council will assume there are no objections to the proposal and will thus proceed accordingly. 

Please contact Council’s Planning & Building Services on (02) 6920 5305 if you require further information.


APPROVED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS NOVEMBER 2022

Pursuant to Section 4.59 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the following development applications were approved, with conditions, from 1 November 2022 to 30 November 2022. The below consents are available for public inspection at Council’s Administration Office, 65 Green Street, Lockhart, between 9am and 4.30pm weekdays.