Policy for Assessing Development Applications (Revised)

We have reviewed and drafted amendments to our Policy for Assessing Development Applications.

We have reviewed and drafted amendments to our Policy for Assessing Development Applications.

  • Project On Hold

    4 months ago

    On 12 May 2016 Warringah Council was dissolved and the new Northern Beaches Council was formed.

    Due to the recent changes, this project is now on hold as we are currently aligning the new Council to bring together the three former Councils. This will provide an opportunity to apply a consistent approach to handling development applications across the new Council area.

    For further enquiries, contact Council on 99422111

    On 12 May 2016 Warringah Council was dissolved and the new Northern Beaches Council was formed.

    Due to the recent changes, this project is now on hold as we are currently aligning the new Council to bring together the three former Councils. This will provide an opportunity to apply a consistent approach to handling development applications across the new Council area.

    For further enquiries, contact Council on 99422111

  • How can I be involved?

    11 months ago

    We are seeking submissions on the Policy for Assessing Development Applications (Revised).

    Make a submission;

    • Complete submission form
    • Write to Council marked - “Policy for Assessing Development Applications ” Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW 2099
    Submissions close 5 May 2016

    For further inquiries, contact Rodney Piggott on 99422489

    We are seeking submissions on the Policy for Assessing Development Applications (Revised).

    Make a submission;

    • Complete submission form
    • Write to Council marked - “Policy for Assessing Development Applications ” Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, NSW 2099
    Submissions close 5 May 2016

    For further inquiries, contact Rodney Piggott on 99422489
  • Background

    11 months ago

    On 22 March 2016, Council resolved to place the amendments to the Applications for Development – Handling of Unclear, Non-Conforming, Insufficient and Amended Applications Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

    View Draft Revised Policy (with tracked changes) - Item 8.5, Pages 313 & 317

    View Current Policy

    View Council Report - Item 8.5, Page 41

    The policy for Applications for Development – Handling of Unclear, Non-Conforming, Insufficient and Amended Applications is very prescriptive, detailed and reads more like an information guideline and internal procedure rather than a policy.

    The Policy contains many legislative references that can be deleted without affecting the legislation that governs the lodgement and assessment of development applications, modifications and reviews.

    A policy should provide clarity of direction through adopted principles and enable appropriate efficiency and flexibility to keep up with changing legislation and best practice.

    Accordingly, to best suit Council’s operational purposes and for ease of access to relevant information, the draft Policy has been amended to broadly cover the principles adopted in administering the statutory responsibilities under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and Regulations.

    On 22 March 2016, Council resolved to place the amendments to the Applications for Development – Handling of Unclear, Non-Conforming, Insufficient and Amended Applications Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

    View Draft Revised Policy (with tracked changes) - Item 8.5, Pages 313 & 317

    View Current Policy

    View Council Report - Item 8.5, Page 41

    The policy for Applications for Development – Handling of Unclear, Non-Conforming, Insufficient and Amended Applications is very prescriptive, detailed and reads more like an information guideline and internal procedure rather than a policy.

    The Policy contains many legislative references that can be deleted without affecting the legislation that governs the lodgement and assessment of development applications, modifications and reviews.

    A policy should provide clarity of direction through adopted principles and enable appropriate efficiency and flexibility to keep up with changing legislation and best practice.

    Accordingly, to best suit Council’s operational purposes and for ease of access to relevant information, the draft Policy has been amended to broadly cover the principles adopted in administering the statutory responsibilities under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and Regulations.