What is Complying Development?
Complying Development is largely governed by State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development) 2008, also known as the “Codes SEPP”. Complying development is common or routine development that has predictable and minor environmental impacts and meets the development standards set out in the legislation.
If your project meets all the development standards, our experts in drafting services in the Sutherland Shire and Penshurst explain that you are guaranteed approval. This comes in the form of a Complying Development Certificate (CDC). CDCs can be issued by your local council or a private certifier. Approval is usually granted within ten days. Examples of residential complying developments include, building a new one or two-storey house, renovating an existing house or adding a swimming pool to an existing house. Granny flats can also be built as a complying development; these are governed by State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009.