Planning and building

Learn the details on designing a development, lodging a development application, building certification requirements and work-related approvals. 

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Development consent & approvals

Development consent and approvals for local development can be obtained from the Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

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A Construction Certificate and Occupation Certificate are required for all development that requires building work.

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Parklands uses & 

All use and development of the ‘parklands’ is subject to the relevant provisions of the statutory Parklands Plan of Management (2010).

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Planning and assessment 

Sydney Olympic Park Authority's development application tracking and information system. You can use this system to monitor and track your development application or to find out about recent development proposals at Sydney Olympic Park.

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Resource centre

Our relevant planning and building guidelines, policies and application forms and boundary maps of the town centre and the parklands are available in the Resource Centre.

This information will help you design a development, prepare and lodging a development application, and build certification requirements and work-related approvals.

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979), almost all development projects will require planning consent to be obtained through a Consent Authority. 

Depending on the proposed development type, you can lodge your Development Application through the NSW Planning Portal or Sydney Olympic Park Authority planning portal.

Other approvals

In addition to planning-related consents, other approvals or a commercial agreement (e.g. licence/lease) may be required. Such approvals/agreements include development in the parklands, development or use of land owned by us and development affecting our operations.

Upon practical completion, developers may be required to provide us with a full set of 'work as executed' documents, for its records. These requirements will be outlined in determination conditions or as part of a lease.

Heritage items

When undertaking development in these precincts, the development must be designed and constructed in accordance with the Heritage Conservation Master Plan for the precincts. Heritage items at Sydney Olympic Park include:

  • Newington Armory and Nature Reserve 
  • State Abattoir Heritage Precinct  
  • the Olympic Cauldron at Sydney Olympic Park.