Mosman Council on Sydney’s North Shore has been ranked the slowest in the New South Wales for processing development applications.

A new report card released by the Planning Department shows it took the council an average of 174 days to determine applications in 2006-2007.

Holroyd Council, in Sydney’s west, came in second and Ashfield, in the inner west, was third.

Planning Minister Frank Sartor says the report reinforces the need to cut the processing time to 10 days.

Mr Sartor says proposed planning reforms will significantly speed up the approval time for homeowners wanting to carry out renovations.

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