In This Section
Find what type of building alterations are exempt and what building alterations need approval, and how you can lodge a Development Application (DA) with Council.
You will also find the forms you need.
You will not need approval if the proposed building alterations meet all of the relevant development standards for exempt development.
Specific information about minor building alterations can be accessed here:
View more details:
If the proposal doesn't qualify as Exempt Development, you may be able to apply through Complying Development or a Development Application – see below for more information.
A Complying Development Certificate may be issued for residential building alterations if the proposal meets all of the relevant development standards.
Check if your proposal is a complying development at:
If your proposal does not meet all of the standards you must lodge a Development Application.
If your proposal does not qualify as Complying Development, you will need to lodge a Development Application with Council.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has a useful guide to the DA process.
Last updated on 28 June 2021
Nowra City Administration Centre36 Bridge Rd, Nowra NSW 2541
Ulladulla Branch Office14 Deering St, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Shoalhaven City Council would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we gather upon today. We acknowledge their continuing connections to the land, culture and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future.