Online Planning Tools

The Interactive Buildings tool provides access to interactive models of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. These interactive models can be used to clarify what changes you can make to a property without the need for planning or building approval.

For example, a home owner can check requirements for a roof, carport, driveway or awnings and see whether or not their planned development is exempt.

The Interactive Buildings tool also allows you to print a property specific report.

It provides access to the most common building projects such as:

  • Internal building alterations,
  • Fences and walls,
  • Balconies and decks,
  • Air conditioning units,
  • Doors and windows,
  • Carports and driveways,
  • Demolition,
  • Aerials,
  • Solar energy systems,
  • Swimming pools,
  • Skylights,
  • Garden sheds and greenhouses, and
  • Signs.

Use the Interactive Buildings Tool

A BASIX certificate forms part of the documentation you must submit to your Council or an accredited certifier when applying for a complying development certificate. A BASIX certificate is also required when submitting a development application to Council.

Use the BASIX tool


Great Lakes Region - Additional Planning Tools

The tools below are designed to enable you to find out what development is possible on your property and the planning rules that apply. The information is drawn from the Great Lakes Local Environmental Plan 2014 (LEP) and the Great Lakes Development Control Plan (DCP). Please note that these resources utilise external software, and are therefore not fully compatible with our website accessibility guidelines.

Planning Rules

Use this tool to identify and review the general planning rules that are applicable in the Great lakes Region.

Planning Enquiry

Use this tool to find out if your proposed development can be done on a selected property.

Property Search

Use this tool to locate and check the zoning of a property.