Pre-lodgement Meetings

It’s a good idea to talk to Council officers before lodging your Development Application or Complying Development Certificate. Council officers can explain what is permitted on a site and what factors are taken into consideration when determining an application.

Using your sketches or plans, our officers can help you identify any changes that may be required or issues that must be resolved before the lodgement of an application, saving you time and money.

When to book a pre-lodgement meeting

Council highly recommends holding a pre-lodgement meeting if your application involves any of the following:

  • Developments in a sensitive area (eg, land zoned E4 – Environmental Living or Heritage Conservation Area)
  • Residential flat buildings and multi-dwelling housing developments
  • Land subdivisions
  • Developments for housing for seniors and/or disabled persons, boarding houses, child care centres and other community developments 
  • New, as well as extensions and/or alterations, to commercial developments and industrial developments.

Which documents are required for a pre-lodgement meeting?

Documentation required includes:

  • photos of the site and surrounds
  • a survey plan
  • preliminary plans and elevations (prepared by an architect or building designer).

These documents must be submitted to Council via email at email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au no less than 21 working days prior to your scheduled meeting date.

Fees for pre-lodgement meetings

Please note: pre-lodgement fees are required to be paid when payment notification is sent prior to the meeting.

The fees to attend a pre-lodgement meeting in 2017/2018 are:

 Types of Development

 Fees

Classes 1 and 10 – Low density residential developments (eg. dwelling houses and ancillary structures,  dual occupancy development, subdivision up to two lots)

 $ 155.00

Classes 2–9 – Minor developments (changes of use and signage fit-outs, signage) 

 $ 355.00

Classes 2–9 – Major developments (including new commercial and industrial developments or major  alterations, childcare centres & subdivision for more than 2 lots) 

 $ 765.00

Complying Developments 

 $ 150.00

Planning Proposals  

 $ 1000.00