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ABN
75
149
374
427
N
ational Capital Authority |
GPO
Bo
x373,
Canberr
aA
C
T2601
|
www
.nationalcapital.
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.au |
work
sappro
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tc
ap.
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MAJOR WORKS APPROVAL
Application information checklist
The following information is mandatory for all works applications:
A Locality Plan which identifies the site and its context.
A written description of the works proposed.
Plans or drawings describing the works with drawing numbers.
Authorisation from the land owner/lessee or land custodian to lodge the application on their behalf
(Please use the Authorisation Form available from the NCA Website).
Failure to submit the above information will result in your application not clearing the completeness check stage.
Failure may result in the applicant being provided with the Notice to resubmit the application not in accordance with
the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988. This notice incurs a cost of $300.00 in
accordance with the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Regulations.
Major applications may require the submission of one set of hard copy plans. The assessing officer will contact you if this
is required.
Examples of Major applications include, mixed use developments, residential buildings or major road works.
Major works approval applications will need to provide the following:
1. Planning Report which addresses the relevant design and planning matters in accordance with the provisions of
the National Capital Plan. Advice in relation to how obligations have been met under other legislation including the
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Copyright Amendment (Moral Rights) Act 2000 or
relevant Territory legislation should be included.
2. Schedule of Proposed Works which gives details of the works proposed including extent of earthworks,
off-site work requirements and works associated with service connections. It should also describe the quantitative
characteristics of the proposed development such as:
gross floor area
site coverage
building height
building setbacks from property line
external materials and colours (a sample board may be required)
on-site and off-site car parking provision.
3. Quantity Surveyors Certificate of Costs for all proposals over $2 million. The Certificate of Costs must:
be prepared and signed by a registered quantity surveyor
itemise the quantities of materials and labour for the proposed works inclusive of GST for the
purpose of calculating Works Approval fees.
Note: Quantity Surveyors Certificate of Costs are subject to review by the Authority.
Bu
ilding the
n
ational Capital in the heart of all
a
u
stralians
ABN
75
149
374
427
N
ational Capital Authority |
GPO
Bo
x373,
Canberr
aA
C
T2601
|
www
.nationalcapital.
g
o
v
.au |
work
sappro
v
al@na
tc
ap.
g
o
v
.au
4. Detailed Site Plan (preferably 1:200 or 1:500) which identifies site boundaries and the key characteristics of
the site including:
site contours
underground services (water, sewer, gas & electricity)
surface drainage pattern
existing vegetation (particularly the established trees) - their size, species, condition and exact location
vehicular and pedestrian access
existing development and other features which may contribute to a full understanding of the site and its
context.
5. Architectural Drawings (1:100 or 1:200) sufficient to fully explain the proposal and should include:
floor plans
elevations
sections (indicating finished floor levels and roof heights)
perspective drawings
coloured elevation showing external finishes
external lighting plan
external signage plan.
6. Landscape Plans (1:200 or 1:500) which include:
existing trees proposed to be retained and trees to be removed or pruned supported by a tree survey report
by qualified arborist
proposed planting design with planting schedule outlining size, species and quantity
final site levels (including verge levels) and drainage
location and finishes of pedestrian & vehicular access paths and carpark areas
location and details of signage and external lighting.
7. Civil & Excavation Plans civil drawings showing changes to site services including the method of undertaking
works, extent of excavation including levels.
8. A Drawing Schedule providing in an editable format such as .doc, .docx (not PDF) or similar. The preferred
template is available from the NCA website.
9. A 3D Design Model is required for any major development and/or proposed in a prominent location. The NCA
can accommodate most digital 3D formats, please contact the NCA to confirm.
10. A Traffic and Parking Assessment Report which considers the potential impact on the area, vehicle access
and egress, parking arrangements, road capacity.
Bu
ilding the
n
ational Capital in the heart of all
a
u
stralians
ABN
75
149
374
427
N
ational Capital Authority |
GPO
Bo
x373,
Canberr
aA
C
T2601
|
www
.nationalcapital.
g
o
v
.au |
work
sappro
v
al@na
tc
ap.
g
o
v
.au
11. ACT Government Agency Clearances
Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate (TCCS) - Works on Unleased Territory Land such as road reserves,
public parks and nature reserves may be required to be referred to TCCS. TCCS will also provide Temporary traffic
management authorisation, advice on urban tree management, driveway works and verge management.
Environment and Planning Directorate (EPD) EPD may be required to provide leasing advice, advice on ACT
heritage listed sites, Environmental protection requirements, and advice on the conservation of flora and fauna
in the ACT.
Please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 28 to contact the relevant areas of these ACT Government directorates.
12. A Consultation Report outlining the any pre-consultation conducted by the proponent and how the matters raised
during consultation has been addressed. The NCA may be required to conduct further consultation on the application.
13. A Site Establishment and Construction (or Demolition) Management Plan which identifies:
the location of temporary work sheds & material storage areas
temporary site fencing & signs
construction/demolition vehicle access & circulation areas
methods to be used for protecting street trees and trees to be retained on site
methods of protection of verge landscaping
erosion management plans
HASMAT report/survey and remediation measures
steps to be taken to restore the site
temporary traffic management.
These details may not be available at the time of submission and may form a future application.
If you have any questions, please discuss with the Works Approval team the information required for your proposed works.
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