The key focus of the Planning Department is assessing determination of Development Applications, Construction Certificates, Building Certificates and Principal Certifying Authority for Building and Subdivision works.

Council is committed to an efficient and effective local approval process endeavouring to encourage business activity and employment opportunities in the Shire. Council's Planning Department is working to protect and enhance the natural and built environment of Dungog Shire.

Development Proposals and Construction

All Development proposals are required to set standards and in most instances require approval from Council or a private certifier.

The circumstances in which approval is required, and certain development standards are set out in the Dungog Local Environmental Plan.

A good overview of the full process which can provide a better understanding can be found on the NSW Planning & Environment webpage.