Our Pre-Development Application (DA) Consultation Service gives applicants the opportunity to meet with Council staff (including assessment officers, senior planners, landscape development officers, development engineers, heritage officers and environmental health officers as applicable) and receive valuable written comment prior to lodging a DA.
The service aims to provide a better understanding of the DA process and ensure there is consistency and continuity in comment provided by Council. It also provides information for the applicant's discussion with neighbours so that potential conflicts may be avoided before an application is lodged.
You can book a Pre-DA Consultation meeting at our Customer Service Centre (Getting to Council Chambers).
A fee, related to the type of development proposal, is required for this service.
The fee per meeting is:
Fees listed are valid until 30 June 2018.
In order to enable all relevant officers to visit the site and prepare comments before the meeting, a Pre-DA Consultation Service application form (PDF), two copies of the proposed plans and all supporting documentation must be lodged with Council at least eight days before the Pre-DA Consultation meeting date.
Plans need not be DA lodgement standard, however we can provide more useful comments if greater details on your proposal are provided.
As a minimum, plans and elevations showing any alterations or additions (in colour) must be provided.
The following information should also be provided:
For more information on the types of information required see Prepare your application.
After the meeting, applicants will receive a letter, which incorporates the minutes from the meeting, outlines the applicable controls and identifies issues that may need to be addressed in the DA.
The Pre-DA Consultation Service can not determine the outcome of an application and does not bind Council. The service provides useful early comment regarding a proposal and can help the applicant in determining whether to proceed with a proposal.