Development approval consists of one or more types of consent granted during the assessment process. The consents required for your development depend on what is being proposed and where it is located.
Development approval is set out by the new Planning, Development and infrastructure Act 2016 and may require
- Planning consent
- Building consent
- Land division consent
This is the concept. What is it that you want to do? Where will any buildings or additions be located? What will it look like? Will your project/development create any impacts or issues?
Planning consent is granted by assessing the development against the planning rules to minimise any negative impacts on the surrounding area. A negative impact may be overlooking, overshadowing, increased noise or poor access.
Building Rules Consent
This is where we consider the physical construction details. The specifications (what materials you're using), the footing details and/or engineer's report (how you'll make your building stand up), working drawings (how your building will be constructed) etc.
Building consent is granted by assessing the development against the building rules to ensure building work will be undertaken in a safe and compliant way.
Land Division Consent
Required for development that involves the creation, movement or deletion of land boundaries, for example:
- moving the boundary between two allotments
- subdividing land into two
- amalgamating multiple allotments into one allotment.
Land division consent is granted by assessing the development against infrastructure requirements set out by legislation. This ensures the resulting land is appropriately serviced for land use development.
If land division consent is required, the development approval must also include a planning consent.
Land division consent is usually granted by a planner in either state or local government.