Ku-ring-gai development applications to go paperless

Published on 28 June 2018

From 1 July 2018 most DAs submitted to Ku-ring-gai Council will no longer need printed copies of plans and supporting documentation.

Under changes to the development application process, most DAs will only require electronic copies of plans and supporting documentation at lodgement.   

The exceptions for now will be large-scale developments such as residential flat buildings, multi dwelling developments, or any application relying on A2, A1 or A0 sized plans which will still require five printed copies. 

However, Council staff are working on an integrated system to allow all development applications to go paperless by the end of this year.

The Council has also introduced a streamlined system for calculating the cost of works for a development application.

For development costs between $100,000 and $1 million, two quotes from an independent qualified builder, architect, building designer or quantity surveyor are required to justify the estimated cost of works.

For development costs exceeding $1 million, a quantity surveyor’s cost report is required and for large scale developments worth $10 million and over, the estimated cost and the capital investment value will be required.

From 1 July 2018 a compliance levy of 0.20% of the development cost or capital investment value will be introduced and charged on each development application to ensure compliance with legislation.

Click here for more details about the changes to development applications.



Media contact:            Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982