For larger proposals within the Shoalhaven, it would be useful to have prior discussion with Council's assessment staff.
Council offers Prelodgement meetings to provide expert multi-disciplinary advice on development proposals prior to the submission of a development application (DA). In this way, issues which may arise during the assessment process can be identified (and in some cases resolved) before the application is lodged, thus avoiding delays. Advice given at the meeting generally relates to Council requirements and procedures, government regulations, etc. and written notes of the discussion will be provided for submission with your development application. Staff do not offer a design consultancy service or undertake research to identify planning controls. This level of research should be undertaken prior to requesting a meeting. A section 10.7 certificate also may be warranted. Further information and how to apply can be found here.
All initial enquiries should be directed to the Area Planner responsible for the locality in which the development is proposed.
Request to attend a Prelodgement Advice meeting (PDF 119kb)
Fees apply for this service. Information on Council's fees and charges can be found here.