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Pre-lodgement services

Preliminary advice and pre-lodgement meeting

We offer a free development service to help you understand planning controls and the development assessment process.

We can provide preliminary advice on planning matters associated with properties and development proposals before you start work on your Development Application (DA).

The purpose of pre-lodgement advice is to provide you with an opportunity to seek information, and for Council officers to discuss key issues relevant to the assessment of your proposal, prior to lodging a DA.

If you have a large or complex proposal that may need more detailed advice, you can arrange a meeting with Council's pre-lodgement panel. We recommend that you use this panel rather than the Development Helpdesk service for any large or complex proposal, particularly if you would like a written advice before you lodge any Development Application.

You can request a pre-lodgement meeting by completing the following form:

One of the advantages of attending a pre-lodgement meeting in the early stages of preparing a DA is that issues can be identified and information can be provided to Council to address these issues, which means a faster approval for you.

Help for businesses

If you are setting up or expanding a business, Council's business development team can help you develop your business concept before you lodge your Development Application.

We can help you

If you would like to obtain preliminary advice on your development proposal, or if you would like to make an appointment for a pre-lodgement meeting, please contact our Development Helpdesk:

  • T: 02 4474 1231
  • E: Council's Development Helpdesk
  • visit our customer service centre at the corner of Vulcan Street and Campbell Street, Moruya, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.