Whether you need a Development Application (DA) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC) for your project depends on several factors, including boundary setbacks, lot size, and type of street frontage. Generally, simple new builds and renovations to existing properties tend to comply with CDC codes, while a challenging site and ambitious build will likely require a DA from your local Sydney council.
The DA is submitted directly to your local council to obtain formal consent to carry out your development. The development must adhere to specific council code, and every council will have its own set of requirements. Check with your council to see if DA approval is required. It is generally needed for:
The cost of your DA will depend on the size and type of proposed development. Each council will have a DA fee that will need to be lodged alongside your application. Your council will review your application and consider zoning regulations, local environment plans, development control plans, land use regulations, and visual impact.
We work with you and your local council to ensure all the required paperwork is correctly provided. We create documentation including architectural drawings, a statement of environmental effects, a waste management report and shadow diagrams. Our years of working with DAs and councils in Sydney mean that we can identify and solve potential issues with your development to ensure your DA has the best chance of quick and easy approval.
We prepare all the documents you need to get your design approved, whether you need a Development Application or Complying Development Certificate.
CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & TENDER DOCUMENTS
We can provide you with all the schedules and construction details to allow your builder to accurately quote the design.
NEW HOME & GRANNY FLATS DESIGNS
We design aesthetically pleasing & functional spaces to solve all your architectural needs, whether it is a new home or a small granny flat.
EXTENSIONS & HOME ADDITIONS
Our designs can make the best use of the space and compliment the existing home while providing additional living spaces.
Improve the flow and function of your existing home or convert spaces to better suit your lifestyle. Add additional natural light to enhance the home.
I chose Design Plus Drafting because they were local to my area. Thanks to Cameron and Dave the whole process was quick, efficient and easy - they took the stress out of everything. With minimal fuss, they tailored the plans to suit my needs.Angie – Marrickville