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The Development Application Service is here to facilitate development in our growing regional city. Use this page to find out about development approvals and the construction process, get information on common development types and view current Development Applications (DAs) being assessed and available for public comment.


Get links to our Building and Development forms...

Application Process

See requirements for a DA, including the process from lodgement to release...

Application Tracking

Track an application and look up planning rules for your property. You can also book an inspection online...

Common Development Types

Find out how you can comment on a development proposal within the Penrith City Council area...

Commenting on Development Proposals

Find out how you can comment on a development proposal within the Penrith City Council area...

Building & Certification

What happens after a development application? Certification...

Heritage Conservation

Find out about the Heritage Assistance Fund, Heritage Advisory Service, Heritage Committee and policies...

Engineering Requirements for Development & Subdivision

See the engineering requirements for the subdivision and development of land within the Penrith City Council LGA...

Exempt Development

Exempt developments are types of development that don't need Council consent.

Local Planning Panel

In 2017, the Government introduced changes to make local planning panels (LPPs), mandatory for all councils in Greater Sydney and Wollongong.

Urban Design Review Panel

The Penrith Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP) has been introduced to provide Architectural and Urban Design advice into major development throughout the Penrith Local Government Area.

Annual Fire Safety Statement Program

Owners of certain buildings have an obligation under Clause 177 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 to submit Annual Fire Safety Statements to Council and Fire and Rescue once a year.