Manage all of your approvals in one place

End-to-end approvals, for developments of all sizes regardless of council area

Approved frees up your team and gets your developments approved the easy way

How Approved Works

The unofficial member of your team

Save your team from endless council follow-ups and coordination of consultants.

The team at Approved handle the entire development and construction approval process, from the determination of the approval pathway all the way through to construction approval and occupation certificate.

Free up internal resources

Our complete in-house service removes the requirement for outsourcing to numerous suppliers, offering everything from the procurement of relevant documentation to planning and certification services. All we need is your Architectural Plans.

Customise for your business

Still want to manage some tasks internally? Your Client Manager will work with you to find a balance between the entire delegation of tasks and specific items you wish to manage for your approvals. We then provide one convenient dashboard to track all your projects, regardless of location.

Get results

Projects lodged with Approved have a higher success rate than going it alone. Our expert team are familiar with regulatory planning guidelines, providing expert advice to get your project across the line in the most efficient way possible.

The end-to-end approval’s provider for your development projects of all sizes

Large Projects

As the only provider with the ability to service the entire state of New South Wales, our team possess a wealth of knowledge and experience across residential, commercial and subdivision development projects of all sizes, partnering with your business to ensure your developments are in capable hands.

Small Projects

The fast, intelligent and pain-free way to get your building or developments approved – no matter the size or type of project. All you have to do is provide us with a copy of your plans. Our expert team will handle the rest!

Our Expertise

The team at Approved handle the entire development and construction approval process, from
determination of approval pathway all the way through to construction approval.

Residential Projects

  • Ancillary developments (pools, spas, decks, gazebos)
  • Sheds
  • Alterations and additions
  • Single dwellings
  • Second dwellings
  • Dual occupancy
  • Multi-dwelling housing

Commercial & Industrial Projects

  • Change of use
  • Boarding houses and Hotels
  • Senior living
  • Mixed use development
  • Tourist and visitor accommodation
  • Childcare centers
  • Recreation facilities
  • Licensed premises


  • New estate subdivisions
  • Rural subdivisions
  • Industrial subdivision
  • Commercial subdivisions
  • Strata subdivisions
  • Community Title subdivisions
  • Torrens Title subdivisions
  • Registration of easements/covenants
  • Boundary adjustments
  • Consolidation of lots
  • Subdivision Certificate
  • Registration in LRS

Our Services

With a streamlined approach to an application's preparation, lodging and management stage, our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach sees your development from initial project inception through to completion. Our in-house planning services include:


  • Accelerated Development Application
  • Approval Management
  • Approval Pathway Assessment
  • Attendance of Pre-Da Lodgement Meetings
  • Clause 4.6 Variation
  • Development Application Lodgement and Tracking
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Planning Consultation
  • Section 4.55 Modification Application
  • Site Inspection


  • Statement of Environmental Effects (SoEE/SEE)
  • Consultancy Report
  • Exempt Development Letter
  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Preliminary Planning Review
  • Preliminary Planning Assessment
  • Waste Management Plans
  • Acid Sulphate Soil Reports


  • Complying Development Certificate
  • Construction Certificate
  • BAL, BASIX & NatHERS Certificate
  • Bushfire Assessment Report
  • Driveway Application and Tree Removal
  • Surveys, Engineering and Geotechnical
  • Flood Certificate, Local Water and Mines Subsidence Endorsement
  • Government and Statutory Fees Coordination
  • Coordination of all external industry consultant reports

We are the industry ​leading consultants ​to get your development and building approval fast.


Experts that deliver

Approved delivers a unique service that provides a seamless experience, from start to finish, of the entire approval process. We set the benchmark in the planning and approval process and have built a team that accelerates the timeframes to construction.

Trusted by Australia’s largest and most recognised builders, we create efficiency and consistency throughout your project's planning and construction phases.

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We're here to support professionals, however and whenever you need.

Proven Results

Approved clients avoid frustrating delays, costly errors and dealing with multiple
companies, find out what they say below.

Here to support you,
however you need.

Approved has been amazing for my business. They provide all the support within the reporting and council sector so I can focus on developing my business and delivering the best quality work to my clients. I trust them with all of my work and can’t recommend them higher.

Matt Turner
Director of MT Design Collective

“Undertaking a Torrens Title Subdivision for dual occupancy was relatively complicated requiring a second DA application. I was informed at every stage and had access to Sarah for any and all questions which needed to be answered. I would highly recommend this company on account of their knowledge, professional and friendly manner and the complete service offered.”

Penelope R.

Frequently Asked Questions

What approvals will be required before we can install a manufactured home on site?

All proposals to install a manufactured home in NSW require the lodgement of a Development Application (DA) to Council, as well as an application for a Section 68 approval. A Section 68 approval is issued by Council under the Local Government Act 1993 to assess issues such as the structural integrity and proposed sewage management of manufactured homes, other moveable dwellings, and associated structures. A Construction Certificate is not required to install a manufactured home (but may be required for associated works) following a DA approval. The Section 68 application is completed in lieu of the on-site inspections associated with a Construction Certificate that would ordinarily be carried out during on-site construction. Installing a manufactured home cannot be carried out as Complying Development.

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Why Approved?

Approved delivers a unique service that provides a seamless experience, from start to finish, of the entire approval process. We set the benchmark in the planning and approval process and have built a team that accelerates the timeframes to construction. We are trusted by Australia’s largest and most recognised builders to create efficiency and consistency throughout the planning and construction phases of your project.

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Can you organise the documentation required for either type of approval pathway?

Yes we can! Regardless of what approval pathway you need (Complying Development Certificate or Development Application), your Client Manager can order, collate and submit the required documentation on your behalf.

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What is an Approval Pathway Assessment?

The Approval Pathway Assessment combines the expertise of Certifiers and Planners to provide our clients with a clear determination of the most efficient pathway for any approval, and will identify if a Complying Development certificate or Development application/Construction certificate is required. The result of the Approval Pathway Assessment enables our clients to understand the best way forward and what will be required to obtain a fast, simple approval.

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Can a dual occupancyand subdivision application be approved as Complying Development and issued a Complying Development Certificate (CDC)

Yes, subject to the permissibility requirements set out within the applicable Local Environmental Plan (LEP) at the time of the certificate being issued. An application must meet all requirements of Part 3B Low Rise Housing Diversity Code, and Part 6 Subdivisions Code, of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (referred to as the Codes SEPP). Note: LEP’s are subject to change. In a situation where permissibility for issuance of a CDC under the applicable LEP is revoked prior to the determination of an application, a CDC cannot be issued.

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What are the different planning approval pathways in NSW?

In NSW there are numerous approval pathways available: from exempt development through to complex Integrated development approval. Approved team specialises in approval pathway determination that would be required for majority of small to medium size residential and commercial developments: Complying Development Certificate (CDC) or Development Application (DA) + Construction certificate(CC).

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