New way of lodging Development Applications

Wednesday, 09 June

The process for lodging a planning and building application with Lismore City Council will change from 28 June 2021.  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
Lismore City Council’s current electronic lodgement platform will no longer accept the above applications after 28 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

Section 68 and Section 138 Applications are not mandatory through the NSW Planning portal, however, for residential building works, these two approvals can be applied for concurrently on the e-planning portal.  All other Section 68 and Section 138 Applications can still be lodged through Lismore City Council’s website 

For more information, contact Lismore City Council or visit


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