Development - Complying Development Certificates

Applying for a Complying Development Certificate is the simplest way to get Council approval for building works.

Complying development is development that meets predetermined standards contained in a State Environmental Planning Policy.  Further information is available via the Department of Planning web site at  

Complying development standards are specified within various State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs), including:

  • SEPP (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008. 
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Temporary Structures) 2007.
  • State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental housing) 2009.

If an application meets all the standards in the relevant SEPP, a complying development certificate can be issued by Council, usually within 10 days.

It is important to note that rural dwellings and mining camps require Council approval. The SEPPs apply to rural and urban zones and overide the provisions of Interim Development Order No 1 - Shire of Walgett which previously allowed rural dwellings and mining camps to be established without approval from Council (just as SEPP60 did when it commenced on 3 March 2000).  The SEPPs also supersede the obsolete "Camps Guidelines" (commonly known as the mining camp 'green book').

A complying development certificate application form can be downloaded below. 

Contact Details

Planning and Regulatory Services
Phone: 02 6828 1399


Complying Development Certificate Form (PDF - 663.25KB)