Changes to Major Works Design Packages from 1 October 2019

On 1 October 2019 the Major Works Design Package requirements have changed to help applications to be approved on the first submission. Together through enhanced quality assurance we’re improving efficiency and safeguarding infrastructure design.

What’s new?

All Major Works Design Packages must be accompanied by the new Major Works Design Package Submission form, which lists the information critical to the timely assessment of your Design Approval. Ensuring your application is complete and correct will keep your project moving with fewer requests for information.

Design packages that do not include the mandatory submission form, or are otherwise incorrect or incomplete, will be refused and new lodgement fees will apply.

How to lodge

Upload the completed Major Works Design Package Submission form and necessary attachments to the Developer Application Portal.

Download the new resources 

• Major Works Technical Design Guidelines
Major Works Design Package Submission form

More information

If you have any questions or require further information please email 

If you are submitting a development application for the first time, please familiarise yourself with the application process, timelines and what you need to get started.

Ensuring a complete and correct application

Ensuring your application is complete and correct can save you time and money. To help us meet your expectations for a consistent assessment without delay, please ensure your application is properly made and includes all necessary information.  

Download our Check for Completeness guideline for more information about how to submit a correct and complete application. 

Forms for use during initial application stage:

Manual application forms:

If you are unable to access the Developer Application Portal, you can download the following forms, complete and email with supporting attachments to

Making changes to approval conditions, including extension requests, or seeking review of a decision:

If changes to your development result in alterations to design or infrastructure requirements, you may be required to submit an amended decision notice request.

If you are seeking to amend the approval conditions because you believe they are unwarranted or unreasonable, please submit an internal review or conversion application.

For use by engineering consultants and construction contractors: 

Enquiries and advice

If you have a question relating to a specific stage of the application process, including what information you need to provide, fees and charges, or the development process, please send your enquiry to