Pre-Application Advice

Changes to the Pre-Application Service in response to COVID-19 

As part of the changes to protect our community and in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our Pre-Application Advice service will be carried out by Microsoft Teams until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

To see all changes, cancellations and further information, please visit:

Once you have booked a meeting the pre-application planner will send through a meeting invite with the Microsoft Teams link that will facilitate the meeting.

Depending on the device you are using, it is advisable to open the link prior to the meeting in the event the Microsoft Teams application may be required to be downloaded to access the meeting. 

All pre-application meetings will commence promptly at the scheduled time, please ensure you are ready to join the meeting otherwise your appointment may be cancelled and require rescheduling. 

When booking a meeting, please ensure that any plans or documentation are attached to the booking or sent through to prior to the meeting.

Pre-Application Service 

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 to 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.