What is a Development Approval? Definition or Meaning

‘Development Approval’ definition:

A legal document that allows development to take place. The approval specifies details of the design, location, and scale of the proposed development and requires a developer to follow the plans for all aspects of the development. It often requires conditions to be adhered to, such as the length of time for construction and the materials used in development. A Development Approval consists of three elements that are required in all cases for new development:

1) Planning Consent – Permission from the Council Planning Department
2) Building Consent – To ensure the development is in accordance with the Building Code of Australia
3) Land Division Consent – Required usually for a new dwelling or building not for a home extension or a granny fla