Have your architectural plans but now need an approval?

By bringing together the best industry leaders, Approved will make it easy for you.

How Approved Works

Wading through building regulations for approval is frustrating

Navigating this sea of planning requirements provides even the most experienced user with roadblocks for the development and building process.

We’ve brought industry leaders together to help you cut through the red tape of the planning and development approval process. Saving you frustration, time and money.

Gain certainty and know which approval pathway to take

Our team will assess your plans and give you a clear determination of the most efficient approval pathway for your development.

As the industry experts, we provide clarity and help you understand the best way forward and what will be required to obtain fast simple approval; then we manage the approval on your behalf.

Approved makes the process simpler and easier

Our industry contacts and knowledge of approval requirements allow us to perform tasks quickly, and we do the chasing up for you, freeing you from endless follow-up calls, unreliable consultants and late reports.

Approved also provides a way for you to have more involvement in the process if you want to. We itemise everything required for your approval through our Approved Portal. You can then choose to organise some items yourself or allocate them for Approved to complete for you

How we get you approved

The approval process requires several specialists working together to achieve a positive result.

Approved utilises a complete in-house coordination team, removing the need for you to chase down different suppliers for your approval. From the procurement of relevant documentation to planning and certification services, you’ll only need to stay in touch with one point of contact – the one who does all the juggling for you.

We help you get it right from the start!

You provide the architectural plans and our team will review and provide the best approval pathway, preempting any obstacles and providing advice on realistic, achievable outcomes.

Saving you time and money further down the track.

We collect & coordinatiate

The NSW planning system is highly regulated, ever changing and complex.

With no such thing as a standard project, we apply our experience and highly specialised knowledge of the planning system to navigate the process on your behalf,  gathering all the required information and coordinating all the reports and consultants for you.

We lodge to the Council or Certifier

Approved collate all the requirements for your approval type and submit them on your behalf to your local Council or a Private Certifier.

Your dedicated Client Manager will coordinate your application every step of the way, keeping you updated on the status of your project throughout the process.

We deliver the good news

When your project has been approved by the relevant authority we will get in touch straight away to let you know the good news.

For Development Approvals issued by Council, there is only one more application before you can start construction on your project.

We help you get ready to build

Following DA Approval, a Construction Certificate is required before the commencement of building works.

We coordinate with a Private Certifier, who assesses your approval documentation against the Building Code of Australia and issues the Construction Certificate - and then you are ready to start building your project.

You occupy & enjoy

Your appointed certifier will perform inspections during the building process to ensure compliance with the building code and Council's conditions of consent.

Once all the inspections are completed, your Occupation Certificate will be issued and lodged with the NSW Planning Portal.

You can move in and enjoy your new home!

Congratulations, you're Approved!

The best part of Approved is the simplicity. All you have to do is provide us with your plans, and our expert team will handle the rest. Your dedicated Client Manager will coordinate your application every step of the way, keeping you updated on the status of your project throughout the process.
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Proven Results

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The ease of working with the team at Approved is outstanding, each member is always there to help and able to answer every question we have. Efficiency is what our clients receive when they begin the planning of their new swimming pool, we couldn’t ask for a more professional and streamlined approach for our clients.
Rick Addy
Rickstar Pools and Spas
“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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