Step 2: research and pre-application consultation
You can use our GIS mapping tool and online property information system to get information on your property including zoning, heritage and development controls to help you prepare your Development Application.
You can read local plans to find out how they will affect your proposal:
- The Eurobodalla Local Environmental Plan (LEP) sets out land zones and the types of development that may be undertaken.
- The Development Control Plan (DCP) provides the design controls for new development and any relevant Council policies. You can use the table of contents at the front of the DCP as a guide for the type of issues you may need to address in your development design.
If your development includes any vegetation removal, please refer to the following fact sheet:
- Vegetation removal fact sheet (1.18 MB).
All new houses must also meet a basic level of energy efficiency and are rated on factors such as the location of the home, hot water and energy systems, insulation and window area.
For information, guidance and advice on sustainable building principles for our local climate, please refer to the following publication:
This guide will provide you with useful information about energy and resource use, lifestyle and sustainability in the South East region, which will assist you in the planning stage of your development.
If you feel you would like some help before you get started, you can use our pre-lodgement services to help you understand the development process and answer your questions.