Building and Development

Guidelines and Specifications

Development Application Guide
The Development Application Lodgement Guideline will help you to know what is generally required when preparing a Development Application (DA) for lodgement with council. It is a step-by-step guide to what you need to know before lodging your DA.

Gosford City Centre Statement of Strategic Intent
The Statement of Strategic intent provides a roadmap for the revitalisation of the Gosford City Centre, ensuring planning controls are flexible and align with council's strategic directions and market conditions. 

Building Over or Near Council Sewer and Water Mains Guidelines
Where a developer proposes to construct works in the vicinity of water or sewer mains, the developer must comply with requirements outlined in these guidelines. A fee applies where engineering plans are required to be assessed by the Water Authority.

Managing Obstructions and Encroachments in Road Reserves
The guidelines for managing obstructions and encroachments in road reserves provides information to keep public roads a safe passage for people and vehicles. They also clarify council's responsibility as the roads authority for managing obstructions.

Civil Works Specification - Volume 1 Design
Provides minimum requirements for the design of civil works in Gosford City including: pavements, paths, earthworks, drainage and sewerage systems. 

Civil Works Specification - Volume 2 Construction

Provides minimum requirements for the construction of civil works in Gosford City including: pavements, paths, earthworks, drainage and sewerage systems. 

Civil Works Specification - Volume ​3 Standard Drawings
Provides the standard drawings referred to in volume 1 and 2 of the Civil Works Specification.

Vehicle Access Crossing (VACS) Guidelines
The guidelines will help clarify the responsibilities of the property owner in relation to the provision of vehicular access from private property to the road formation.

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