How does it differ from other building approvals?
There are three pathways towards development approval in New South Wales: Exempt Development, Development Consent and Complying Development.
Exempt Development requires no approval, but the build must comply with pre-determined development standards.
Development Consent requires council approval for the planning permit, and a building permit approved by either council OR a private accredited certifier.
The CDC combines these approvals based on pre-determined standards.
How do I know if a CDC is right for me?
While the CDC is designed to smooth the planning process and speed it up for routine developments, not all DualOcc projects are straightforward. It's best to seek professional advice. Experts can check if you're eligible, prepare your building plans, and advise you on zoning, floor-space ratio, lot size, height, setback, and landscaping requirements.