Complying Development Certificates

Development Certificates (CDC)

We work with certifiers to deliver an approved plan without the red tape.

Avoid the complicated and lengthy council Development Application process. We have the knowledge and experience to help you understand all the options in acquiring your Complying Development Certificate in a streamlined way, ensuring the best outcome for your development.

What is a Complying Development Certificate?

A CDC is a combined planning and construction approval for straightforward developments. Approval occurs when a proposed development complies with pre-determined development standards set under State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPP). This process allows a fast-track assessment by a certifying authority, which may be either Council or an Accredited Certifier. The purpose of this certificate is to receive assurance that the building works will comply with all relevant legislation and building standards.

Complying Development Standards

Where proposed building works are more significant than what Exempt Development allows, an approval under Complying Development may be appropriate. Unless development meets the criteria for Exempt Development, an approval must be issued before starting any work. The first step in lodging an application for Complying Development is to determine whether any planning controls apply to the land which may exclude venturing down the CDC pathway. A Section 10.7 Planning Certificate can be obtained from your local Council or from the NSW Planning Portal. The 10.7 Planning Certificate outlines any planning controls or restrictions which apply to the land, and which SEPPs can be used to assess the proposed development.

Why choose ES Design for your Complying Certificate in Sydney?

We are a team of experienced professionals

Our extensive industry knowledge, and keeping up-to-date with changing legislation and certifier requirements ensures a hassle-free CDC approval process.

We deliver on time and on budget

Our thorough consultations allow us to plan the entire process and keep you informed every step of the way. Our fees are fixed and we work around the clock to meet deadlines.

We are a local service provider

We’re Sydney-based, locally established, and have all our experts in-house, so we keep in frequent contact with our clients, welcoming open communication and real-time updates.

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    Austral Build
    Austral Build
    The team at ES design were incredibly amazing, understood our design and executed the entire process with absolute precision, extremely professional and all there stages were delivered on time and made the entire process seamless. If you are looking for a one stop shop there’s no other place to go then ES DESIGN !! A very big thank you to Nikola, Emilia, and Anna, for their incredible work towards our project.
    Tania Batti
    Tania Batti
    Thank you to the ES Design team for all their help and hard work. Anthony worked on our new home design and I cannot explain how much time and effort he put in to ensure we were happy with the outcome. Even during COVID lockdown & being overseas he continued to communicate and work hard to deliver the best outcome! Thank you Anthony and to the team. Cannot wait to see our design come to real life !!!
    Roy Azzi
    Roy Azzi
    I used Anthony from ES Design for my new build in Yagoona. I have to say at the beginning I was nervous as i knew i was limited with what i can do with the home due to an existing build i had at the rear of the property. I am about 3 weeks away from finishing and cannot thank him enough for his design and vision. He continuously visited me during construction and even kept contact with me whilst overseas. His professionalism and love for his job really showed and my wife and I cant thank him enough for what he delivered. I strongly recommend Anthony and the Es team for your new home design.
    Gannon Da Silva
    Gannon Da Silva
    I cannot speak highly enough of the team at ES Design. It all started with their beautiful design of our duplex back in 2019 which was built in 2021. Massive thanks to Nikola for this creation having worked closely with us to understand our needs. They then helped us lodge our DA submission for the Torrens Title subdivision back through council and continued to support us all the way to the end until we got our subdivision certificate. They went above and beyond what was expected of them and this is what makes them special and different from other companies. A huge thank you to Emilia for her unwavering patience as we managed many personal challenges and also to Gisele and Elie. We could not have done this without you. Thanks so much. We will most definitely use them again in future and would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat.
    Alexandra Trpcevski
    Alexandra Trpcevski
    We used Es design for our dream home and we are beyond excited at the final result. Our architect Natali was full of information and very patient during the whole process. We highly recommend Es Design
    Josh Plush
    Josh Plush
    ES Design were a pleasure to work with. Not only were they hard working and kept things organised and progressed, they were incredibly experienced and knowledgable on the CDC process. The CDC process isn’t taken up as much as it can be and often down to difficulty in getting consultants to do this work because it’s much more involved than a DA, but I am really glad we decided to go down this path with ES design, saving us considerable time delays with council. ES Design also delivered an amazing design, being exactly the style and type of housing we envisioned. They were also flexible throughout the design process and worked with our moving brief and changes to get the best outcome for the site. We cannot wait to see it come to life!
    Spiros Mamary
    Spiros Mamary
    Excellent service, our designer Benita was so easy to deal with! Her attention to detail and advice made our life so easy in the design process! !
    Ben Meadley
    Ben Meadley
    E.S Design have been absolutely amazing with designing our project. We are so thrilled by the plans designed by Anthony S. We have received regular contact with clear explanations relating to the build through every stage of the process. Thank you very much to Anthony, Elie and the team at E.S Design. We will definitely be using your services again and thoroughly recommend you to future customers! Thank you very much for your outstanding work!
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