The Planning Team encourages all applicants to submit preliminary plans and seek pre-application advice before lodging an application for a planning permit. A planning officer will provide advice on the suitability of the application and will identify any concerns or issues with the proposal early in the process, which will avoid lengthy delays during the application.
The pre-application advice does not guarantee that a planning permit will be issued. A full assessment of the proposal will be carried out during the application process. This may identify further issues, including those raised by any neighbouring property owners/occupiers during the advertising process.
We can also provide assistance with any general planning enquiries, including providing general planning advice (ie. zoning and overlay controls) and details of whether a planning permit is required. For any general enquiries, please contact the Town Planning team on 1300 179 944. Alternatively, should you require a written response, please submit a request via the below link.
Requests for pre-application advice and any General Enquiries can be made at this link.
Please note any written advice, including written pre-application advice, will attract a fee. See Council’s Planning Fee Schedule for further information.
A written response to a pre-application or general enquiry request generally takes 10 to 15 business days, depending on the complexity of the enquiry.