Development Assessment and Control

Yass Valley Council's Planning and Development Services is responsible for ensuring that development within the Yass Valley complies with relevant legislation and is assessed against potential environmental impacts.

A Development Application (DA) may be required for certain uses, development, demolition, carrying out works or subdivision. Relevant legislation and documents can be accessed here.

The NSW Exempt and Complying Development, identifies certain development types that may not require a DA. For more information visit

Approval may also be required for other works and activities from either Council or other Government Agencies. See below for FAQ's on common development related issues:

Fact Sheets and Downloads

Guide to Varying Development Standards
Living in a home with loose fill asbestos
Smarter Building in South East NSW (Home Comforts 2012) (3977.44KB)
Home Business Fact Sheet
Friable Asbestos Insulation: Home Owner's Guide
Estimating Costs for Development Applications
Fact Sheet Residential Development Applications
Fact Sheet - Subdivision
Fact Sheet - Sheds
Fact Sheet - Fireworks Displays
Fact Sheet - Subdivision in RU1, RU2 and RU4 zones
Fact Sheet - Footpaths
Fact Sheet - Installation of a Solid Fuel Heater

Frequently Asked Questions