Pre-Lodgement Meetings

Council's Development Department offer a free pre-lodgement service whereby, people wishing to lodge a Development Application may meet with the relevant Council Officers to discuss the proposed development.

The intent of a pre-lodgement meeting is to avoid delays in the processing of development applications due to incomplete or absent information. In this regard Council aims to identify potential issues with the type of development proposed and/or the particular site so that the specific matters may be addressed in the final application. Where possible, Council officers will suggest alternative and acceptable solutions for the applicant to consider prior to lodging the full application.

  • Multi dwelling housing, mixed residential/commercial development,
  • Large scale subdivision applications (greater than 10 lots)
  • Commercial development (other than minor additions/alteration, change of use applications);
  • Industrial development (other than minor additions/alteration, change of use applications);

Any application submitted to Council for consideration is subject to the full rigor of an assessment in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979 and advice given during a pre-lodgement meeting can not be taken as inferring a reasonable expectation as to the outcome of the assessment process. Council is however, enthusiastic and committed to providing quality advice to all potential applicants in the Mid-Western Region and you are encouraged to discuss your proposal big or small with the Development Team. To arrange a pre-lodgement meeting contact Council's Development Department on (02) 6378 2850.