Apply for a variation of conditions: development permit
You can apply for a variation of conditions if you want to make minor changes to the conditions of your development permit. This includes changes to your endorsed plans.
A variation to a development permit must not:
- alter a measurable aspect of the development by more than 5%
- affect the amenity of adjoining or nearby land
- allow an increase in the number of dwellings.
If the changes are beyond this scope, you must apply for a new development permit.
Before you apply
Before you apply, you will need:
- the development permit number - beginning with 'DP'
- owner’s authorisation if you are not the property owner
- details and reasons for the variation
- dimensioned plans that show the proposed variation - as applicable.
How to apply
To apply, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Submit your application
Submit a variation of conditions of a development permit through the DAO website.
Step 2. Pay the fee
You must pay an application fee.
You can either pay:
- online through the DAO website - the preferred payment method
- in person by cash or card at your nearest planning office.
All fees are non-refundable, even if your application is unsuccessful.
After you apply
Read below to find out what happens after you submit your application.
It can take between two to four weeks - where you have provided sufficient evidence to support your application.
The decision maker is:
- Development Consent Authority (within DCA areas) or
- the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (outside of DCA areas).
The administrating branch is Development Assessment Services.
Last updated: 19 April 2021
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