Information to assist applicants who wish to lodge a development application (DA) for water-based developments within Sydney Harbour.
The Sydney Harbour Catchment Regional Environmental Plan 2005 allows some activities to occur without development consent on Sydney Harbour.
The Maritime Applications Map is for users to search all Development Applications which are either determined or currently under assessment.
To undertake building work on Sydney Harbour you must obtain certification to show the work complies with legislation and other standards.
A subdivision certificate is required where an approved subdivision involves the lodgement of a plan of subdivision.
The NSW planning system allows repairs and other works to many existing lawful waterway structures as 'exempt' or 'complying' development.
Learn about the documentation relating to development and construction approvals that you need to provide before any construction can begin.
To obtain the development consent for water-based structures, you must lodge a development application with Transport for NSW.
For development applications on NSW waterways, you must obtain 'permission to lodge' from Transport for NSW through a formal application.