Gosford City Council LGA is a proactive development environment. The council is actively courting development and has recently streamlined its processes to encourage development in the CBD. The council has recently issued Gosford Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 which came into legal effect on 11 February 2014. The document and interactive maps are all available on the Council website.

All other legislation, plans, policies, forms and guidelines you need to be aware of when planning development or building within Gosford City are also available from the Gosford City Council Website. (http://www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/development)

Gosford Chamber has a number of members directly associated with the building and development profession and they can be found through the members search page. They will be able to assist with all aspects of a development. If you need help finding the right person or any other further assistance please feel free to contact The Chamber directly on 4323 1735.

If you require detailed advice on any particular building or development issue you can purchase a Planning Certificate (s149) from Gosford Council 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.

Useful links:

http://planning.nsw.gov.au/

http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/

http://www.bpb.nsw.gov.au/

http://www.ato.gov.au/businesses/content.asp?doc=/content/00198744.htm