For larger proposals within the Shoalhaven, it would be useful to have prior discussion with Council's assessment staff.
Council operates a Development Advisory Unit (DAU) to provide multi-disciplinary expert advice on complex development proposals prior to the submission of a development application. In this way, issues that may arise during the assessment of your application can be identified (and in some cases resolved) before the application is prepared, thus avoiding costly delays.
All initial enquiries should be directed to the Area Planner responsible for the locality in which the development is proposed.
DAU - Can we help with your project? (PDF 94kb)
Request to attend a DAU Meeting form (PDF 119kb)
15087 - Pre Development Application Lodgement Advice for minor development (all other development including residential)
Purpose - Capture a portion of Council's provision of advice to prospective developers in a professional manner which includes the preparation of comprehensive notes.
Amount - $280.00 (including GST)
15125 - Pre Development Application Lodgement Advice (major development including regional development)
Purpose - Capture a portion of Council's provision of advice to prospective developers in a professional manner which includes the preparation of comprehensive notes - intended to capture more significant proposals such as regionally significant development.
Amount - $280.00 (including GST) per meeting plus $50 per professional officer over 3 officers (maximum charge $500)