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CDC ePlanning Portal Process

Lodging an application for a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) on the NSW ePlanning Portal involves several steps. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

Step 1: Gather Required Documents Before starting the application process, ensure you have all the necessary documents and information. These may include:

01. Site plans and drawings of the proposed development.

02. Survey plans, if applicable.

03. Statements and reports required by the CDC guidelines (e.g., BASIX certificate, flood report, bushfire assessment, etc.).

03. Written consent from affected neighbors, if required.

04. Any other supporting documents specific to your development.

Step 2: Register on the ePlanning Portal If you haven't already done so, create an account on the NSW ePlanning Portal. Provide the necessary information, including your name, contact details, and email address. Remember to verify your email to activate the account.

Step 3: Start a New Application Once registered and logged in, navigate to the dashboard of the ePlanning Portal. Locate the option to start a new application. Select "Complying Development Certificate" as the application type.

Step 4: Complete the Application Form Fill out the application form with accurate details about the proposed development. Provide information such as the address of the property, development type, estimated cost, and any specific requirements or conditions.

Step 5: Upload Supporting Documents Attach all the required supporting documents to your application. Ensure the documents are in the correct format, such as PDF, and follow any size limitations mentioned on the portal. Upload each document individually.

Step 6: Pay the Application Fee The ePlanning Portal will calculate the application fee based on the information provided. Proceed to pay the required fee using the available payment options, such as credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Keep a record of the payment confirmation for future reference.

Step 7: Review and Submit Thoroughly review all the information you have provided in the application form. Ensure that the uploaded documents are correct and complete. If necessary, make any required edits or additions. Once you are satisfied with the application, submit it through the portal.

Step 8: Track the Application Progress After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number. Use this reference number to track the progress of your application on the ePlanning Portal. The portal will provide updates on the application status, any additional information required, and notifications of any decision made.

Step 9: Respond to Additional Information Requests If the assessing authority requires further information or documentation, you will receive a notification on the ePlanning Portal. Respond promptly and provide the requested details to avoid delays in the assessment process.

Step 10: Receive the CDC Decision Once the assessing authority reviews your application and supporting documents, they will make a decision. You will be notified of the decision through the ePlanning Portal. If approved, the CDC will be issued electronically, and you can access it from the portal. If the application is rejected, the reasons for the decision will be provided.


Remember that the specific steps and requirements may vary depending on the nature of your development and any local government regulations. It is advisable to consult the user guides and resources available on the ePlanning Portal for detailed instructions tailored to your circumstances.

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