Applicants can meet with us to discuss key issues relevant to the assessment of a proposal before lodging a development application.
Pre-lodgement advice request
The pre-lodgement service provides specific advice for a development proposal.
Depending on the proposal's complexity, we will advise you if we will supply a written response or arrange a pre-lodgement meeting.
A pre-lodgement meeting is a forum for discussion and advice. It is not a detailed assessment, nor does it indicate in any way the outcome of any subsequent assessment processes.
A pre-lodgement meeting is limited to:
- discussing a proposal's non-compliance with Planning Scheme requirements
- identifying acceptable solutions to the specific areas of non-compliance.
Issues must be specific to your proposed development and reference specific Planning Scheme provisions and relevant codes. That is, where and how the proposal does not comply. Other issues might be raised during the assessment process.
Pre-lodgement meetings are limited to a maximum of 45 minutes. We will provide written summaries of key points discussed; however, we encourage you to take your own notes.
Mandatory documents must be provided to be validated at a pre-lodgement meeting. Requests may be refused where information is insufficient, unsuitable or where specific issues have not been identified on the form.
Pre-lodgement meetings are conducted by teleconference, video or face-to-face meetings (attendee restrictions apply for face-to-face meetings). COVID measures have been implemented to protect the health and well-being of our staff, customers and community.
Fees may apply. For meeting costs, refer to our Register of fees & charges. For more information, contact us on 1300 465 326.