What makes an application complete?

1. Submission checklists 

Checklists can be downloaded in the related information section on the right

There are six easy steps to preparing a good application.

  1. Talk to Council staff about controls, policies and standards to be addressed.
  2. Consider all the design issues
  3. Prepare all of the documentation for your application including plans and drawings
  4. Prepare a Statement of Environmental Effects and other supporting documents
  5. Complete the development application form and checklist

(Note : these checklists are not mandatory for ancillary residential development, dwelling houses and dual occupancies)

2. Submitting plans to Council

Due to the large volume and bulk of rolled plans being submitted to Council with Development Applications, we seek your cooperation by ensuring that all plans and drawings of a size greater than A3 are pre-folded as shown in the link below.

Plan folding instructions

Please note: no rolls of plans will be accepted at the Gateway Counter from Monday 18 January 2016

3. Using a planning or design professional?

Preparing a successful design is not a simple process. There are many factors to consider, and coming up with a desirable and complying design solution is not always easy.

Experience shows that the cost incurred in producing good design and a complete application helps us assess applications and reduces the approval time.

There are professional groups and organisations who you can seek technical advice from in the preparation of your plans and documents.

That’s why you should consider using a suitable professional. Depending on the type of development, this could include:

• An architect

• A town planning consultant

• An engineer