Application for Approval to develop the site

After an IPA has been attained, applicants then prepare and apply for the full detailed approval to develop the site. This application must be received and approved by the appropriate authorities prior to the commencement of any:

- Building, rebuilding, extending or altering the outside of any building;

- Forming or widening of any road or access;

- Earthworks altering the level of land;

- Destruction of significant vegetation;

- Materially different use of land or building.


Applicants wanting to carry out building work also need to apply for a Building Permit, to endorse the methods of construction as safe and adequate.


The City Council and DTCP will work closely with the Department of Waterways (Drainage connections) and Fiji Roads Authority as part of this approval. Concurrently, applicants must also request for an Environment Impact Assessment and new water and waste water connections to the site.


Service Availability

0800 - 1630H [Mon - Thurs]

0800 - 1600H [Fri]

Excluding weekends & public holidays


Service Turnaround Time

20 days. Could be up to 3 mths depending on the scale of the development

(Concurrently with Department of Environment and Water Authority of Fiji)


Required Forms




Supporting Documents

All requirements specified in the checklist


Service Fee

Calculated based on the value of works


Contact Person

SCC Enquiry Counter


Tel: +679 3313433 Ext 305/306


Fiji Roads Authority


Tel: +679 3100114

Department of Waterways


Tel: +679 3383155