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Determination (the decision)

There are three possible outcomes for the determination of a DA:

DA Determinations 800

Who makes the decision on your DA?

Decisions on DAs are made in accordance with Council’s policy, DA-POL-18 Development Assessment & Decision Making. For most developments the decisions will be made by staff, however in certain circumstances applications may be reported to a meeting of Councillors, including where:

  • There is a significant variation to a development control or policy.
  • There have been three or more reasonable and unresolved objections.
  • It is an application ‘called in’ by Councillors.


Your development consent is a legal document and is extremely important – you must build according to the conditions to avoid possible penalties or having to take costly rectification measures. As an owner, you should carefully read and discuss these conditions with your certifier and building team members, as the conditions may modify the proposal you submitted.

Conditions also require you and your team to take steps prior to or at key stages e.g. prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate, prior to/during construction and prior to the issue of an Occupation Certificate.

What's Next?

Building Certification Process


For more information on how to make changes to your approved plans (or the conditions) please visit our modifications page.

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