Development advice / information

Let us guide you through the development process.

Our team of town planners are here to answer questions about development and planning rules in the Blue Mountains. As a first point of call for all enquiries, contact us by:

  • Telephone: 02 4780 5000 – a town planner will return your call within 2 working days
  • Email: - a response will be provided within 7 working days

If the enquiry relates to a complex proposal, or if you are seeking feedback before lodging your application, call us to make an appointment. You can also apply for a pre lodgement meeting and/ or report. Fees apply for written reports and site meetings. Register and apply online.

Search of development related records

Researching the history of development activity on your property can be an important part of any redevelopment / redesign process. Council holds development related records dating back to the 1980s. Our online application tracking tool publishes information on development applications received after 1 January 2011. Prior to this date, information is mainly held in paper / microfiche files. These records are often held offsite.

To access offline records you will need to complete an application form and identify the documents you require. Requests for development related information generally take 28 days. Documents sent and / or published online are print restricted. Where the development is not finalised (ie., no final inspection or occupation certificate) the current owner of a property is generally given print permissions.

Information provided is given under the open access provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act.

Read more on the different types of access and the range of information available.