MRA Development Approval is a legal document that gives permission for specified land use or development to occur on a particular piece of land. It includes a signed approval form, which may include conditions of how the development is to take place and associated approved plans and documents.
Do I need Development Approval?
Development Approval must be obtained from the Authority prior to any development taking place on land within any of the Redevelopment Areas. This is done by lodging a Development Application (DA) with the Authority.
Some minor structures and works are not defined as ‘development’ and therefore do not require Development Approval prior to undertaking works. Refer to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Regulations 2011 for more information or contact one of planners to confirm if you require approval on 6557 0700.
Lodging a Development Application
Once you’ve confirmed that Development Approval is required, a Development Application (DA) must be lodged with detailed professional plans of the proposed development, relevant supporting information, along with the application form and fee.
Prior to lodging your DA, a thorough review of the Authority’s planning documents should be undertaken to ensure your proposal complies. The most important documents to consider are the relevant Redevelopment Scheme, Policies and the Design Guidelines for your area.
If you require guidance on preparing your application or you would like to meet with a Planner to discuss your proposal don’t hesitate to contact one of our Planners on 6557 0700.
Learn more about the Development Application process.