Development applications to Coffs Harbour City Council must now be lodged online

Development applications and post consent certificates must now be lodged online through the NSW Planning Portal, under new laws introduced on 1 January 2021. Photo: Coffs Harbour City Council.


FROM 1 January 2021 a number of development application submissions to Coffs Harbour City Council must now be made online.

These include development applications (DA), applications to modify a DA, requests to review a DA, Complying Development Certificate applications, Construction Certificate applications, applications for Occupation Certificates, Civil Works/Subdivision Construction Certificates, and Subdivision Certificates.

These applications will no longer be accepted in person at Coffs Harbour City Council’s customer service counters, and must be submitted online to Council through the NSW Planning Portal website.

NSW Planning Portal quick reference guides are available on their website for initial guidance on using the Planning Portal.

For technical issues regarding the Planning Portal contact Service NSW’s Support Service.

Council’s Information Management Team is also available to assist the public for general Planning Portal enquiries or enquiries about Council’s application processes.

The team can be contacted via email at or by phoning 6648 4632 during business hours.

Development application submissions can be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal website at

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