Complying Development is a fast tracked approval for various residential, commercial and industrial building work or change of use. A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) can be issued by Council or a Private Certifier if the development meets specific criteria outlined in State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.


In short, a CDC can give you development approval in a number of days rather than months. This is becoming the preferred method of undertaking renovations, building new dwellings, change of use, commercial fit outs, or industrial building works as Councils are becoming increasingly difficult to deal with while DA processing times are getting longer and longer. There is no political obstacles from local lynch mobs, difficult neighbours or angry Councillors.


Our CDC reports can identify whether your site is eligible for Complying Development and the report can either outline all the criteria your development needs to meet or alternatively, we can assess your architectural plans against the applicable criteria to determine whether your proposed development is eligible for Complying Development.


Our CDC report can be used as a due diligence tool to see whether a property is eligible for complying development. It can also be used as a reference tool so you can design your building work or use to comply with CDC requirements. Finally it can be used to confirm that your design complies for CDC requirements. Don’t have a certifier? When you are ready to build, we have a network of Accredited Certifiers which can assist with issuing your CDC.

CDC Report



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