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Electronic Lodgement

Lodge your Application through the NSW Planning Portal!

On the 8 July 2019 Cessnock City Council introduced electronic lodgment via the NSW Planning Portal provided by The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The NSW Planning Portal allows for a more convenient and environmentally friendly process for the lodgment of your application, allowing you to lodge online – anywhere, anytime.

You can now submit the following Applications and Certificates through the NSW Planning Portal

  • Development Application
  • Section 4.55 Modification Application
  • Complying Development Certificates
  • Construction Certificates
  • Occupation Certificates

The benefits of lodging your application through the NSW Planning Portal

There are several benefits for electronic lodgments of applications and certificates through the NSW Planning Portal, including:

  • Significant time and money saved on document and plan printing.
  • Environmentally friendly option.
  • Ability to submit an application online, at a time convenient to you.
  • Standardised application form fields across local government areas.
  • Greater consistency in submission requirements across local government areas.
  • Automatic notification of application milestone stages throughout the assessment process.
  • Improved transparency if the application process.

To find out how it works please refer to Council's  Electronic Lodgment Fact Sheet or contact Planning and Environments Business Support Team on (02) 4993 4221.

For more information on online lodgment with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, please visit the NSW Planning Portal

Please find the below forms and information for your submission through the NSW Planning Portal

eLodgment - Cost Schedule Form

eLodgment - Owners Consent Form

eLodgment - Submission Matrix