This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Planning Consent Rerquest'.

OPEN ACCESS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 
ABOUT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS 
GOVERNMENT INFORMATION (PUBLIC ACCESS) ACT 2009
APPLICANT DETAILS  
You do not need to be 
First name
Surname
the owner of the property
Street number
Street name
Suburb
Postcode
Contact phone number
Email address
Reason for requesting documents:
This helps us suggest 
and locate other 
documents that may 
PROPERTY DETAILS
assist you.
Lot number
DP/SP
DA/CC (if known)
Street number
Street name
Suburb
Postcode
FILES REQUESTED
Dwelling
Deck / pergola / awning
Alterations and additions
Carport / garage / shed
Pool
Dual occupancy / multi unit housing  
/ granny flat
Other:
INFORMATION REQUESTED
Most information since 
Submissions on development applications
Development application form
2009 is available on the 
Delegate / Council report
Construction certificate application form
Council’DA Tracker.
Construction certificate
Development consent
Inspections reports
Home owners warranty/owner builder permit
Orders relating to properties
Occupation certificate (from 2000)
Existing building certificates  
(excluding survey)
Application supporting documents or reports. Please specify below:
Copyright protected 
documents will be made 
available for viewing free 
of charge, but only at 
Council’s Penrith office 
and by appointment. 
Example : External 
plans / Statement of 
To access floor plans, please complete the Informal Request for Access to Information Form.
Environmental Effects / 
Consultant reports etc. 
These documents will be 
subject to copyright.
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DECLARATION
I have read the information in the Information Sheet at the end of this form, and I understand that :
•  I can view information free of charge, but if I need copies I will be charged a fee as set 
out in annual Council’s fees and charges.
•  I cannot get copies of copyright protected information without written permission from 
their author.
•  I may have to wait approximately 20 days for my information request to be processed.
Signature of applicant
Date
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CONTACT US
Penrith City Council 
PO Box 60  
PHONE:  (02) 4732 7991
601 High Street  
PENRITH NSW 2751  
FAX: 
(02) 4732 7958
PENRITH NSW 2750  
EMAIL: [email address]
  
 
WEB:  
www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au
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INFORMATION SHEET
The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) says you can apply for 
certain information held by Council. There are different kinds of application you can make, 
depending on the information you need. Certain restrictions apply to the type of information 
you can view and get copies of. So that we can help you access information as quickly 
as possible, please read all the information on this sheet before applying for access to 
information. If you need help, contact Council’s Right to Information Officer on 4732 7732.
OPEN ACCESS REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT 
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS (DAS)
Use this Open Access Request for Information about DAs for access to: 
•  construction certificates / construction certificate application forms 
•  delegate / Council reports 
•  development application forms
•  development consents 
•  existing building certificates 
•  home owners warranty / owner builder permits
•  inspection reports 
•  occupation certificates
•  orders relating to properties 
•  submissions on development applications 
•  supporting documents to applications (statement of environmental effects, waste 
management plans and consultants reports etc) - these may be subject to copyright. 
Please note that much of this information since 2009 is readily available online – see below. To 
access information not listed on this application form you may need to complete a different 
application form – an Informal or a Formal Request for Access to Information.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 
See Council’s adopted fees  
Council provides access to certain documents free of charge. When we receive your application, 
and charges at  
we will contact you to arrange a time to view the requested documents in the Civic Centre. 
penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.  
During this appointment, if you require copies, charges apply. You cannot get copies of 
All fees subject to change.
copyright protected documents unless you have written permission from their author.
WHAT INFORMATION IS READILY AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE 
Any information prior to the 
NEED FOR THIS APPLICATION FORM?
years outlined will need this 
Certain information relating to applications since 2009 is readily available on Council’s online DA 
application form
Tracker - visit bizsearch.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/ePlanning:
•  construction certificate application forms 
•  development application forms 
•  external plans and documents (may be subject to copyright) 
•  home owners warranty / owner builder permits
Certain information relating to applications since 2011 is also readily available on Council’s website: 
•  construction certificates 
•  development consents
•  occupation certificates. 
WHEN CAN I ACCESS THE INFORMATION? 
Council will respond to your request for access to information within 20 working days. The 
information will be made available as soon as practicable. If archive file retrieval is required, 
we may need more time. If copyright restrictions apply to the information, we’ll contact you to 
arrange a time for you to come in to the Penrith Civic Centre and view the available information.
ARE YOU BUYING OR SELLING A HOUSE? 
If you’re buying or selling a house, you should apply for a building certificate rather than relying 
on copies of old consents. The development consent will only specify the conditions approved, 
it is no guarantee the structure was built to those specifications. Development consent cannot 
guarantee current compliance. Building certificates require an application fee, they must be 
submitted with a surveyor’s report and take up to 10 working days to complete. A Council officer 
will inspect the property and issue an approved building certificate that guarantees Council will 
take no action to demolish or make major structural alterations to any existing buildings on the 
property for the next 7 years. Council is the only authority that can issue a building certificate.
NEED HELP?  Call Council on 4732 7991  
8:30am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday or see penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 
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