Lodging a Development Application
Development applications can be made to Council, and must be made using the approved forms and include all required information. Incomplete forms, or forms without all necessary information and documentation, may result in an application that is not properly made.
Development applications are often prepared by suitably qualified builders/ surveyors or professional development companies on behalf of the owner. It is important to determine who will be nominated as the applicant and the contact person.
'Properly Made' Applications
To be a considered a ‘properly made application’, all applications must be accompanied by:
- the relevant application fee;
- all mandatory supporting information for the application - this will be specified in the relevant form; and
- the owner's consent - if it is required under the Planning Act 2016.
Applications that are not accompanied by this material may be considered ‘not properly made’ and may require the supply of this information prior to Council commencing its assessment.
Council officers are available to discuss and confirm the requirements of any application.