Complying Development Certificate (CDC)

What is a Complying Development Certificate?

A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a fast-track planning and building approval process in New South Wales, Australia. It allows for certain straightforward developments to be approved without the need for a full development application.

When is a CDC Required?

A CDC is typically required for minor developments such as small-scale residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Examples include home renovations, small-scale extensions, and some types of new construction.

Benefits of Obtaining a CDC

Obtaining a CDC can offer several benefits, including:

How to Obtain a CDC

To obtain a CDC, applicants must submit a complying development application (CDA) to their local council or a private certifier. The application must demonstrate that the proposed development meets specific criteria outlined in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes).