The Application Tracker tool shows key milestones in the application process for development and other associated approvals. It is not intended to provide a detailed history, but a summary of the stages that the application has gone through. Any information about the processing of an application obtained through Council’s Application Tracker tool is intended as a guide only. Council does not accept any responsibility for loss or harm as a result of information obtained and relied on from this facility.

This service applies to all development applications and associated applications from 1 January 2002 onwards. If you don’t find the document you are after please contact Council for a copy via

Terms and Conditions

  • Use of the Application Tracker is subject to your agreement to the terms and conditions, privacy and copyright laws.
  • I accept that use of the data by me shall be limited to my own personal use or for the use in the ordinary course of my business. I shall not on-sell or distribute the data for reward to any other third party, nor shall I produce any hardcopy products, incorporating the data for commercial use.
  • I accept that data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the Privacy Laws.
  • To the maximum extent permitted by law, Council excludes all liability to you for loss or damage of any kind (however caused, including by negligence) arising from or relating in any way to the contents of this website and/or your use of it.
  • All matters relating to this website are governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia.
  • By accessing this information you request to do so under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW), Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) [GIPA] and you understand that Council is making the information available under the provisions of Government Information (Public Access) Act, 2009.
  • You must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload to a third party, transmit or distribute in any way the content of this website except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions or as permitted by the Copyright Act, 1968 (CTH).
  • The World Wide Web exists across open public networks that are neither secure nor private. Accordingly, the user acknowledges and accepts the risk that any communication to or from this website may be intercepted, used or modified by third parties.
  • Council has made every effort to provide information that is accurate and easy to understand, although, the accuracy of the information cannot be guaranteed and should not be relied on other than as a general guide. If you require more specific information please contact Council by one of the following methods:

Phone: (02) 6581 8111
Post: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84

Privacy & Personal Information

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has certain obligations in relation to the personal information that it obtains from people who use our website. Please read this statement to find out what information Council collects about you, why it is collected and what is done with it.

Personal Information

In completing any of the forms available on this site you will provide Council with "personal information". This is defined in the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 ("PPIPA") to be "information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion".

Personal information collected by Council will include your name and any other information included in the forms. Further, when you visit Council's website the following information is recorded for statistical purposes:

  • The address of your server
  • The top-level domain from which you accessed the Internet (such as .com,.org,. gov, .edu, .au, .nz, etc.)
  • The type of browser used
  • The date and time of your visit to the site
  • The pages you visited and the documents you downloaded
  • The links you followed to come to and leave the site
  • Any other information that is recorded.

This information is used to create reports to tell Council the number of visitors to the site, areas visited and technical information such as broken links.

Personal information collected from you is held and used by Council as permitted by Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 ("PPIPA"). Under PPIPA you are entitled to be informed of:

  • the fact that personal information is being collected
  • the name and address of the agency collecting and holding the information
  • the purposes for which the information is being collected
  • the persons and bodies to whom the information will be disclosed
  • whether the provision of the information is mandatory or voluntary
  • the consequences (if any) of not providing the information
  • your right under PPIPA to apply to have access to your information or to have it corrected.

Council has various functions under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, the Local Government Act 1993 and other legislation. Personal information is collected to enable Council to perform the functions under these Acts.

Under PPIPA, other agencies (particularly law enforcement agencies) may have the right to gain access to personal information about you that Council holds. Indeed, some agencies (particularly law enforcement agencies) have legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Providers' logs and obtain your address if required for an official investigation.

Council records may be available for public inspection and copying, including under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.


The contents of this website (which includes downloadable material) are subject to copyright and are protected by laws of Australia and other countries through international treaties.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council grants you a non-exclusive licence to reproduce the contents of this website in your web browser (and in any cache file produced by your web browser) for the sole purpose of viewing the content. Council reserves all other rights.

By agreeing to use this system you agree to indemnify Council against any infringement by you of any third party Intellectual Property rights, including Copyright.

I have read and understood the provisions set out above.