Shoalhaven City Council has told residents it is committed to continue providing development services during the COVID-19 crisis.
Most interactions with customers will now be electronic or via the phone.
Council's CEO Stephen Dunshea said council was committed to do all it can to keep business happening and to continue to do inspections and process DAs.
"Although our administration building is closed to the public and most building and development services staff are working remotely, DAs in the system are being worked on and can proceed to determination," Mr Dunshea said.
"Electronic lodgement of DAs can be accepted via our development services email, email@example.com."
Customers will need to collect consents from DA tracking and floorplans will be emailed separately.
"Subdivision and roadworks (including driveway) inspections will continue however staff will not be interacting with site workers. If separation distances cannot be achieved or are questionable, the inspection will need to be rescheduled," Mr Dunshea said.
"Shoalhaven City Council is committed to ensuring the development sector remains operational, in a responsible manner and further changes may be necessary in response to public health advice."