Development application processes & online lodgement

Learn about the development application process, types of applications, how to lodge development applications and avoid assessment delays. You can also check the status of a development application. 

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Save time and money by submitting your development application online. Our lodgement team will email you to confirm receipt of your application within two working days. This is a lodgement service only and acceptance of this application does not constitute a properly made application. Council officers will contact you in due course to advise whether the application is properly made. A properly made application requires: IDAS/relevant application form/s the relevant fee (see our Plannin ...
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For certain types of developments, a development application may be needed for a development permit. Development applications must be made using the designated application forms from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website. ...
Development is when building work, plumbing or drainage work, operational work, reconfiguration of a block or making a material change of use of premises is carried out. In many cases, you will be required to submit a development, building or plumbing form to council for assessment. ...
A pre-lodgement meeting is a free meeting between prospective applicants and Council technical staff to discuss a development proposal prior to the formal lodgement of a development application with Council. A pre-lodgement meeting provides a prospective applicant the opportunity to discuss and receive feedback from Council on the technical aspects of a development proposal following a preliminary assessment of submitted plans and documents detailing the proposal. ...
Our Planning and Development branch prepares monthly statistics for all development approvals issued by Council in that period. Statistics are categorised into application type for Planning, Engineering and Building, Plumbing and Drainage. Development application approval statistics monthly update View the Development assessment approval statistics monthly update (PDF). Development application report December 2016 summary Detached dwelling applications ...
When it comes to boundaries there are two types of overlay: Those that are property based and have boundaries that align with property boundaries. Those that are based on features that do not align with property boundaries. ...
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