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Notification of DAs and making a submission

What is DA Tracking?

Development Application Tracking (DA Tracking) is a free service providing fast, convenient access to DA status and information, 24/7. You can also search (but now view the contents) for Complying Development Certificates (CDC) that have been issued for a property.

You can search DA Tracking using a variety of categories including:

  • DA number
  • street address
  • legal description of land (eg Lot and DP numbers)
  • date range, for when DAs were determined
  • development description
  • application type (eg DA or CDC)

The following DA related documents are available for viewing:

  • DAs and any associated plans and documents
  • any amended plans or documents submitted during the course of assessment
  • Notices of Determination and approved plans

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Which DAs can I view online?

At present, all DAs lodged before 2008 cannot be viewed online.

Request to view hard copy of DA file (pdf. 125KB)

DAs lodged: 2008 to 1 December 2010

You can only view the Notice of Determination and approved plans of a DA.

DAs lodged: 1 December 2010 to present day

You can view all the plans and documents submitted with a DA and the Notice of Determination and approved plans.

DAs currently under council assessment

You can track the progress of a DA under assessment, from time of lodgement to determination - see below for instructions.

How to use DA Tracking

Search categories

Search by property:

  • Click on the property tab under the Ku-ring-gai Council logo
  • Enter a street address or Lot and Plan number to search an individual address and click on search
  • You can also search by street name to view all properties in a street

Search by DA number:

  • Click on the applications tab under the Ku-ring-gai Council logo
  • Enter the DA number without using spaces (eg DA0010/15) and click on search

Search DAs by date range:

  • Click on the applications tab under the Ku-ring-gai Council logo
  • At the top of the centre window, click on advanced search
  • In the dates from search field, click on the calendar icons to enter the start and end dates for the date range you wish to search and click on search

Search by development description:

  • Click on the applications tab under the Ku-ring-gai Council logo
  • At the top of the centre window, click on advanced search
  • In the development description search field, type a keyword of the development you wish to search (eg "dwelling", "pool")
  • In the dates from search field, click on the calendar icons to enter the start and end dates for the date range you wish to search and click on search

Search by application type:

For Complying Development Certificates (CDC):

  • Click on the certificates tab in the top left corner of the webpage.
  • At the top of the centre window, click on advanced search.
  • In the applications search field, type Complying Development Certificate or select it from the drop down menu. Enter date range or street address etc and click on search.

Note: you cannot view plans or documents relating to a CDC in DA Tracking.

Request to view hard copy of CDC plans and documents (pdf. 125KB)

How to view DA plans and documents

Once you have completed your DA search and found a match (eg by DA number or street address), click on show next to the DA number or street address. You will be presented with a series of categories (eg details, decision, categories etc). Click on the arrow next to the category name to view the contents of the category. To view plans and documents, click on the arrow next to the documents category and click on the link of the plan or document you wish to view.

I can search DA Tracking but there are no plans or documents to view

If the DA was lodged with Council before 1 December, 2010, you will need to view the hard copy of DA plans and documents. If the DA was lodged after that date, please speak to one of our Customer Service operators on (02) 9424 0000 for assistance.

How to view the progress of a DA under assessment

Search by DA number or street number. Once you have completed your search and found a match, click on show next to the DA number or street address. You will be presented with a series of categories (eg details, decision, categories etc). Click on the arrow next to events to view the assessment status of the DA. Contact us if you do not understand what the event categories mean.

Notification of DAs and making a submission

News: changes to the notification of DAs

We will no longer include copies of reduced floor plans when we notify development applications from 27 June 2016. This decision was made to support Council’s greenhouse gas reduction initiatives.

Residents who want to gain a better understanding of a proposal and how it may affect them can do so by searching DA Tracking.

How to make a submission about a DA

Making comments to Council about a DA that is under assessment is known as making a 'submission':

I wasn't notified of a DA but I want to make a submission

DAs are notified in accordance with the notification requirements specified in a Development Control Plan (DCP). The DCP outlines a range of notification methods which determine which properties are formally notified of a DA under assessment. This is based on a combination of factors but generally relates to the type and form of development being proposed. So small scale development usually requires notification to the properties immediately surrounding the subject site while large scale development would be notified to properties within a larger radius of the subject site and publicly exhibited in a local newspaper.

You can still make a submission in relation to a DA if you were not formally notified provided the DA is still under assessment and has not been determined. You should contact the council officer responsible for assessing the DA on (02) 9424 0000 and inform them of your intentions to make a submission.

You can view the progress of a DA under assessment and the name of the council assessing officer by following the instructions on how to use DA Tracking further above or contact one of our Customer Service operators on (02) 9424 0000 for assistance.