Development Approval Exemptions for Single Houses (Clause 61A Deemed-to-comply check)

Certain types of development are exempt from requiring development approval under clause 61 of the Deemed Provisions in Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 

These exemptions include the construction of a new single house, or extensions and/or renovations to an existing single house that meet the ‘deemed-to-comply’ criteria of Volume 1 of the Residential Design Codes (R-Codes) or any local planning scheme provision or planning policy that amends or replaces these criteria.  

Clause 61A allows applicants who are intending to either build a new single house or extend and/or renovate an existing single house to seek advice from the Town as to whether development approval is required for what they are proposing, commonly referred to as a ‘deemed-to-comply’ check. The intent of this check is to provide applicants with confidence that their proposal can proceed straight to a building permit.  

Further information is available here

Application for Advice requirements are as follows: 

An Application for Advice can be lodged via email (, post or hand delivery to the Town's Administration Centre.  

Once the application has been received, payment can be made over the phone or at the Administration Centre.