Development Application Process
The Applicant submits the DA to the Authority. If all the required information is included, the DA is registered and the Applicant is advised via post. If more information is required, the Authority will request this before continuing the DA process.
After registering the DA, the Authority refers it to the local government and any other relevant agencies for comment (a 42-day referral period is required under the Act).
The Authority’s Planners then assess the proposal in accordance with the Redevelopment Scheme, Policies and Design Guidelines for the site.
The Authority may also seek independent expert advice on an Application, such as our architecture panel, heritage or acoustic consultants. Applications that seek specific variations to the Authority’s planning requirements may also be advertised for public comment.
The Authority will advise the Applicant of the outcome of the preliminary planning assessment, including advice from the other agencies and experts if necessary.
- The Authority may require revised plans and/or additional information from the Applicant. This additional information may also need to be referred to the local government or other agencies for consideration.
- Standard Development Applications may take up to 90 days to process and Major Development Applications may take 120 days to process.
Once all matters are resolved, the proposal will be presented to the Coordinator Planning, Director Planning, Executive Director Planning, CEO, an MRA Land Redevelopment Committee, or the MRA Board for determination, depending on the scale of the development.