Electronic Lodgement Portal


New way of lodging Development Applications

The process for lodging a planning and building application with Lismore City Council will change on 28 June 2021 (Important Update below).  From that date, those lodging a planning application MUST use the online NSW Planning Portal.

In November the Premier announced eplanning digital services would become mandatory for NSW Council’s with the NSW Government committed to delivering effective, efficient and transparent planning services through the NSW Planning Portal. 

The use of the portal is mandatory for the following applications and certificates:

  • Development Applications
  • Modification of Consent Applications
  • Construction Certificates
  • Complying Development Certificates
  • Occupation Certificates
  • Subdivision Certificate Applications
  • Subdivision Works Certificates

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Council has bought forward its date for no longer accepting the above applications on its current electronic lodgement platform. The applications CANNOT be accepted after Friday 25 June 2021 at 3pm due to the volume of applications being received and the requirement that quotes be provided and fees MUST be paid by 3pm on 30 June 2021.

Customers will be kept informed during the assessment process through to determination via the NSW Planning Portal.

Information about development proposals and their assessment will also remain available to the community through Council’s DA Online Tracker at www.tracker.lismore.nsw.gov.au, once the DA has been registered by Council.

Section 68 and Section 138 Applications are not mandatory through the NSW Planning portal, however, for residential building works, these two approvals could be applied for concurrently on the eplanning portal.  Those and other Section 68 and Section 138 Applications can still be lodged through Lismore City Council’s website www.lismore.nsw.gov.au 

Please pay all outstanding application invoices by 30 June 2021, to make the application (DA’s, CC’s, SWC and Subdivision Certificates, Occupation Certificates, Comply Development Certificates) lawful and legal, otherwise they will all have to be relodged on the NSW Planning Portal (NPP) from Thursday, 1 July 2021.

Principal Certifier Agreements (PCA)
All previously issued PC Agreements, must be paid by 16 July 2021 or otherwise have to be entered and registered by you on the NPP.

If the Agreement is paid after 30 June 2021, the payment will have to be made at Council’s Corporate Centre, as the fees will need to be adjusted for the 2021/22 Financial year.

For more information, contact Lismore City Council or visit www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au