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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
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 Surveyor’s 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 Surveyor’s Certificate of Costs are subject to review by the Authority.