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Find out about the demolition approval process, developments that are exempt, or if you qualify for a Complying Development Certificate or need to lodge a Development Application.
You will not need approval for demolition if:
All work must be carried out in accordance with AS 2601 The Demolition of Structures.
Specific information about demolition can be accessed here:
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If the proposal doesn't qualify as exempt development, you may be able to apply for a Complying Development Certificate or a Development Application – see below for more information.
A Complying Development Certificate may be issued for your Demolition if the proposal meets all of the relevant development standards.
You can use the Demolition Code (Part 7) to check whether your proposal is complying development.
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