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Information about the work of  Orange City Council, located in the Central West of NSW

Types of Council Approvals

Development, Construction & Subdivision

Development and construction work may be subject to approval or may be classed as 'exempt development'. Development that has minimal environmental impacts and fills a specific criteria is exempt from requiring approval.

Development that has predictable and manageable impacts, and complies with specific criteria may be 'complying development'. If the development is able to be approved with a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) you can apply to either Council or a Private Certifier for approval.

All other development requires 'development consent' and if construction or subdivision are involved may also require a 'construction certificate'.  

Types of Developments Approvals Impacts Compliance Other Approvals
Exempt Development No Approval Required Minimal Environmental Impacts

Must comply with established standards and criteria

Exempt & Complying Development DCP
 

May require approval to make any changes to water, sewer or stormwater systems
Complying Development

Needs approval (Complying Development Certificate) - may also be approved by a Private Certifier.

May be for subdivision and/or building work
 

Predictable and manageable impacts

Must comply with established standards and criteria.

Exempt & Complying Development DCP


 

May require approval to make any changes to water, sewer or stormwater systems
Development Consent

Development Application

Needs Council merit assessment and may require notification to neighbours who may potentially be affected by the development.

May require approval or concurrence from other government organisations such as the RTA.
 

Could be major environmental impacts

Conditional approval

Orange Local Environmental Plan 2000
 

May require a Construction Certificate to complete Subdivision and/or Construction work.

May require an Occupation Certificate to occupy the building.

May require approval to make any changes to water, sewer or stormwater systems

May require a Traffic Management Plan
 

Construction

Require approval (Construction Certificate) if not exempt or complying development.

Can be issued by Council or Private Certifier.

Can be for construction and/or subdivision work
 

  Proposed work must comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and relevant standards.