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Pre-DA lodgement meetings

Pre-DA lodgement meetings help identify and, where possible, resolve issues ahead of a Development Application being submitted to us.

Early advice from Council's planning staff on more complex proposals, may avoid unnecessary delays with the processing of any future Development Application.

Preliminary Concept Plans

Once you have prepared a preliminary concept for a proposal on a specific site, you should contact our Duty Town Planner to make an appointment to discuss the details of your proposal.

Your preliminary concept plans should be accurate and drawn to scale. They need to contain:

  • a site plan
  • floor plans
  • elevations
  • a cross section
  • north point

Larger scale and complex Development Applications

For larger scale and complex Development Applications it is suggested that you contact our Duty Town Planner in the first instance to discuss the proposal.

After you have discussed the proposal you can then submit a Pre-DA to us for further consideration.

Covering letter

The Pre-DA should contain a covering letter to us detailing the proposal and discussing any areas of non compliance or other issues identified by your planning consultant.

Site Analysis Plan and Policy Compliance Checklist

The Pre-DA should include a site analysis plan and policy compliance checklist. The preliminary concept plans must be accurate and drawn to scale and contain:

  • a site plan
  • floor plans
  • elevations
  • a cross section
  • north point

After we have had an opportunity to review the material we will contact you to provide feedback on the proposal. Our feedback may be provided over the phone, in writing or at a meeting.

If you proceed with the Development Application after the above process, you should take account of all issues raised by the Duty Town Planner.

Note: Council’s support for your proposal can not be assumed based on pre-lodgement advice.

It is not until a full assessment of the completed application has been carried out that a determination can be made on the suitability of the development in its proposed location.

In addition, prior to preparing your Development Application, it is strongly suggested that you obtain a Section 149(5) Planning Certificate(47KB, PDF) from Council. This will contain information on how a property may be used, any restrictions on development and the various constraints that do or do not apply to the site.

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