Request a planning permit application meeting

We encourage you to book a pre-application meeting when you’re planning:

  • multi-dwelling developments for three or more dwellings on a lot (two storeys or more)
  • mixed use developments
  • large commercial/industrial developments
  • two-storey dwelling extensions involving a Heritage Overlay if visible from the street
  • new dwellings and two-storey extensions in a Neighbourhood Character Overlay
  • significant change of use (eg large car parking reductions or liquor licence)
  • demolition of contributory heritage buildings.

If you’re not planning the above, but still want to discuss your plans with us, please visit the Planning Counter. Appointments are normally not necessary.

Why have a pre-application meeting?

Discussions at a pre-application meeting do not constitute formal approval of your proposal. Rather, they aim to help you:

  • improve the quality of your design
  • make sure your application to Council is complete
  • reduce processing times.

When to book a pre-application meeting

Arrange your pre-application meeting once you have engaged an architect or draftsperson to prepare preliminary plans.

What to bring

Before booking your meeting, please have the following prepared:

  • preliminary plans or sketches
  • site context and design response plan
  • additional documents (eg photographs of the site and surrounds, written statement etc)

Council officers will provide advice on any further documentation once they have met with you.


Please fill out the Pre-application meeting request form(DOCX, 141KB) and email with the required information to

Can you book more meetings?

A fee may be applicable following on from the first meeting should you seek additional advice for the same address.