Non Council Agency Information

Many agencies rely on Local Governments to inform the community of their requirements when applying for Development Consent. The main distributors, Telecommunications and Electrical are at times complex and may require referral when developments are being undertaken where these distributors could be impacted by future development.

Telecommunications in New Developments 

If you are a developer or owner-builder, there are important Commonwealth telecommunications rules you need to comply with.

View more information on telecommunications in new developments here.


Developments near Essential Energy's Infrastructure

Development Applications (DA) assist in the successful planning of our communities. An important function of Development Applications is that they inform various agencies and utilities of growth in demand for infrastructure. For Essential Energy, they also provide the opportunity to assist in ensuring the safety of the community and to protect your development from electrical hazards.

It is crucial that no activities or buildings, structures or other objects impede on Essential Energy’s electrical infrastructure. Doing so may affect the safe and continuous operation of the electricity network or prevent its maintenance, repair, replacement, or upgrade.

Referrals of Development Applications by Council to Essential Energy form a key part in managing risks associated with building near Essential Energy’s electrical infrastructure .

Clause 45 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (NSW) requires that, prior to determining any development application (or an application for modification), Councils give notice to Essential Energy inviting comment as to potential safety risks.

Please find below some important links and more information.

Development Applications

Development Applications Guidebook