If a DA is required it will need to be submitted to Council well in advance of the event to ensure sufficient time for the application to be assessed and approved. You can download the Coffs Harbour City Council Development Application form here.
For annual events that are proposing to remain the same from year to year, a multi-year approval can be provided. However it should be noted that where there are proposed changes, in any particular year (e.g. number or position of temporary infrastructures) a new DA or a DA modification may be required.
If your event is likely to exceed any one of the following, a DA Application must be lodged:
For further information on exempt development criteria it is recommended that you refer to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 on the NSW legislation website www.legislation.nsw.gov.au or contact Council for advice on whether your event will require a Development Application.