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Stage 4 

Development Application (DA) or

Complying Development Certificate (CDC) Application

  • Stage 4 begins with processing the BASIX Certificate, which is a Building Sustainability assessment on the dwelling. This includes preparing a draft & then finalising the BASIX Certificate for council submission.

  • We then prepare a basic Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) suitable for the council or certifier, which is a document that states that we have designed according to the planning guidelines. 

  • We take care of the application process with the relevant water authorities (e.g Hunter Water/Mid Coast Water). This is to access and approve that the design works with their utilities. This is called a Water Board Building Plan Assessment, once approved they will stamp the plans which we will then use as part of your DA or CDC application.  

  • If your site is within a Mines Subsidence area, we also take care of the application and plan stamping process for you. ​

  • Draft & submit an application including required checklists to council or private certifier.

  • If your site is in a Bushfire Prone Land it will require a Bushfire Assessment. Other additional consultants that may be required can include (ie. Acid Sulfate Plans, Landscape Designs, Stormwater Design, and/or other consultants as deemed necessary by council). This will be dependant on your site requirements. 

Additional Town Planning Services

This can be completed as a separate service to our design services

  • Feasibility studies

  • Town planning advice

  • Development applications / Development submission assistance

  • Assistance with reviewing concept design plans in relation to Council DCP & LEP guidelines

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