July 1 heralds the start of a new system implemented by the NSW Government to lodge certain applications, which are usually lodged directly with local councils, through the NSW Planning Portal.

Development applications (DAs), development modifications and DA reviews, Construction Certificates, Subdivision Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, Occupation Certificates and Section 68 Applications can only be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal.  

Whilst you will no longer be able to lodge these applications, plans and certificates over the counter, by post or email with the Council from July 1, Council will be notified of them via the NSW Planning Portal and normal processing will ensue.  

Further information and explanation on how to lodge applications can be found at the NSW Planning Portal site www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au. The helpline is 1300 305 695 and email enquiries can be sent to info@service.nsw.gov.au

Council also has a link from its website at https://council.lithgow.com/development/online-applications/