Council provides a Pre-lodgement meeting for those persons intending to submit a development application. The service enables you to meet with relevant council officers to discuss your proposal prior to lodging your application. The meetings are generally held on-site.
The purpose of these meetings is to assist you in the preparation of a full and detailed development application. Council recommends you use its Masterplan Enquirer service to first research and obtain preliminary application requirements and planning controls for your proposal.
The Pre Lodgement advice provided by Council will be based on the information provided by the applicant and information from Council's Masterplan system. The advice is in the form of a report, to assist the applicant in preparing the Development Application by identifying the relevant statutory requirements to be addressed and highlights potential issues that may arise during the assessment process of the Application.
While there is no guarantee regarding the outcome of your development application, a pre-lodgement meeting is beneficial as council officers can provide early comments on your proposal and applications are lodged with all relevant documentation and specialised reports.
If you would like further information about this service please contact council's Assistant Planner on 9970 1674.
After receiving your formal request, a Council officer will contact you to arrange a time.
- Once the date is set payment is required prior to the meeting. Council accepts cash, cheque & credit card payments, please note a 1% service fee on credit card transactions applies. Please note credit card transactions can only be made over the counter at a Customer Service Centre.
- Please bring along all supporting material and drawings to the Prelodgement Meeting.
Use the Pre-lodgement Application Form to apply
Fees for Service
|Value of Development||Service||Fee|
|Less than $250,000 (excludes subdivision)||1/2 hour meeting with Development Officer, Site Inspection and Documented Review||$620.00|
|$250,000 to $1,000,000 and/or subdivisions up to 5 lots||3/4 hour meeting with Experienced Officer, Relevant Technical Staff, Site Inspection and Documented Review||$1,220.00|
|$1,000,000 to $2,500,000 and/or subdivision of 5 to 20 lots||1 hour meeting with Senior Officers, Relevant Technical Staff, Site Inspection and Documented Review||$2,070.00|
|Greater than $2,500,000 and/or subdivision more than 20 lots||1 hour meeting with Senior Officers, Relevant Technical Staff, Site Inspection and Documented Review||$4,140.00|
|Conservation of Biodiversity||Pre-lodgement Site Inspection of Development Proposals - Up to 1 hour duration on site with Natural Resources Officer||$385.00|
|Engineering||Pre-lodgement Site Inspection of Development Proposals - Up to 1 hour duration on site with Senior Decelopment Engineer||$385.00|
Updated: 05 Apr 2013