Pre-Application Advice

To further enhance our customer service, The Planning Services Unit has a dedicated pre-lodgement meeting service to provide valuable pre-application advice.

The purpose of this service is to enable applicants to discuss their proposal in detail, gain advice, and have the opportunity to make any changes to their application prior to submission in line with Council’s requirements.

How to prepare

The following information will assist in gaining a better understanding of the proposal.

In the event that development plans and written documentation is not submitted prior to the meeting, this will limit the advice we can give you during the appointment.

What to bring to your meeting
  • Preliminary plans that show the proposed development and/or use, this may include a site plan and other relevant plans such as elevation plans, floor plans etc. 
  • A written submission detailing the proposal, this may include information such as how your proposal respects the site and the surrounding area and how the design considers the site constraints
  • Obtain a current copy of the Certificate of Title for the land, this will assist in identifying restrictions on the land. To do this you can visit LANDATA and perform an online title search. 
Additional research you can do prior to your meeting


Click here to view the pre-application service informational video in a new window

Booking your meeting

Pre-Application appointments are 45 minutes, and are available at allocated times on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  

Use the below booking button to make your appointment with our Pre-Application planner, Theresa Gwini.

Make an Appointment

Alternatively you call our Planning Support team on 5950 1010.   

Next steps

You can contact us if you have any follow-up questions or if you wish to submit revised plans for consideration before lodging your application.

Visit Planning Forms, Fees & Checklists to find out more information about planning, application fees and to obtain a copy of the application form.