Planning & Development

The Environmental Services Department is responsible for planning and development services at Harden Shire Council.  Planning helps to conserve, protect and enhance the natural and built environment of Harden Shire and to improve the quality of life for our community and future generations.  Council has a primary responsibility of ensuring our sensitive environment is retained and, where possible, enhanced through the application of appropriate building and development controls for the benefit of residents and visitors.

It is Council's role to check that all development complies with the Harden Local Environmental Plan 2011, other relevant environmental planning instruments, legislation and the Building Code of Australia.

Learn more about Harden's development application process and essential planning and development services through the links in the left-hand navigation.

Responsibilities of the Environmental Services Department are:-

  •  Strategic Planning;
  • Development Applications;
  • 149 Planning Certificates;
  • 149D Building Certificates;
  • Drainage Diagrams;
  • Plumbing and Drainage Permits, Inspections and Final Certificates;
  • Septic Tank Approvals;
  • Street Numbering and Rural Addressing;
  • Building Inspections; and
  • Liquid Trade Waste Inspections.

Do you have a Planning and Development enquiry?

Town Planners

A Town Planner is available most days at Council's Offices to assist you with your planning enquiries. It is advisable to make an appointment so planning staff can prepare any information you may need and allocate the appropriate amount of time to assist you with your enquiry.  If you are unable to attend Council's Offices in person, you can contact the Environmental Services Department by phone, on 02 6386 0100, via email at council@harden.nsw.gov.au or by mail marked attention of the Environmental Services Department, Harden Shire Council Council, PO Box 110, HARDEN NSW 2587.          

Do you have a Health and Building enquiry?

Health and Building Officers

As our Health and Building Officers are often out in the field if you wish to make an appointment please phone 6386 0100. All enquiries and inspection bookings should also be directed to this phone number.

Environmental Planning Instruments

Harden Local Environmental Plan 2011

A Local Environmental Plan is a legal document c...

Draft Environmental Planning Instruments

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has released a draft regional plan for the South East and Tablelands. The plan is a 20 year vision ...

What is my Zone?

To ascertain the zone and other controls that apply to your land it will be necessary to re...

Development Applications

To ascertain the zone and other controls that apply to your land it will be necessary to re...

Subdivisions

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Heritage

Local Heritage Committee - Expressions of Interest Form


Forms

Council requires the appropriate application forms be completed for planning/ development purposes. Application forms can be downloaded from thi...

On Exhibition

Council requires the appropriate application forms be completed for planning/ development purposes. Application forms can be downloaded from thi...