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Building and Development

This page provides information on development and building within Gosford City, including the legislation, plans, policies, forms and guidelines you need to be aware of.

If you require detailed advice on any particular building or development issue you should obtain your own independent advice.  It is recommended that Planning Certificate (s149) should be purchased to determine the development controls that apply to a specific property.

Council's Duty Town Planner and Building Surveyor are available to discuss planning and development matters between 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday on (02) 4325 8222.

Please note that new application lodgements cannot be accepted after 4:30pm daily.

Building and Development


Gosford LEP 2014

Gosford DCP 2013


Application Forms


Application Forms

Forms relevant to planning, development and building matters


Fees and Charges





Development Proposal

A Development consent is a required to carry out proposed development.  The following information will assist in preparing, lodging and tracking your development application.






Information to assist you in understanding the building process prior to any building work.


Streamline Building Approval and Certification Service

Streamline Building Approval and Certification

Building Approval and Certification services for residential and commercial developments.







Building & Environmental Controls

Guides and regulations for building work on private and public property

Information about dividing fences

Information about swimming pool fencing


Planning Instruments

Development Controls and Policies

Development Control Plans and Policies for building in Gosford City




Interactive mapping on zoning, hazard and other information to assist you in preparing your development application.

Fire Safety


Fire Safety

Information regarding fire safety and fire safety awareness in buildings.


Major Development

Major Development

Information for developers considering major development in Gosford City.


Other Links




Other useful links to relevant web sites

Additional web site references include:

Contact Council

Service Contact Number
Customer Service  (02) 4325 8222
Duty Building Surveyor (02) 4325 8222
Duty Town Planner (02) 4325 8222
Streamline Building Approvals & Certification (02) 4325 8222
Fax (02) 4323 2477