Pre-application meetings

Before you submit your application you may find it helpful to have a pre-application meeting with one of our planners.

The purpose of a planning permit pre-application meeting is to give you a chance to discuss your planning permit application with planning officers before you submit it. 

During the meeting, we’ll work with you to identify potential design issues and confirm any additional information we’ll need to process your application.


Benefits of pre-application meetings

  • Identify potential design issues early.
  • Ask questions about the process and our expectations.
  • Check your application has all the necessary information.
  • Minimise time required to process your application.


The pre-application meeting process

Before we meet

We’ll do a thorough review of your plans and collate our feedback.


On the day

We’ll meet and review your plans, recommend proposed changes and discuss any issues that have been identified.


After the meeting

We’ll provide you with a copy of the planner’s notes.


What we need before the meeting

When you request a pre-application meeting, you’ll also be asked to submit a site plan, as well as detailed sketches to show us what you’re proposing. The bigger the development or subdivision, the more information we’ll need to help us fully assess your application. 

More about what you’ll need for your pre-application meeting is in the forms below.


How to book a pre-application meeting

Download and fill in out the pre-application form and return it along with your plans to email address below. We’ll then contact you to book a meeting time.

Bookings are available between 10:00am and 12:00pm weekdays.


Need more information...

Email [email protected] or call us on 03 5272 4456.





Page last updated: Friday, 27 August 2021

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