Pre Lodgement Meeting

What is a pre-lodgement meeting?

Council’s pre-lodgement meeting service enables proponents/applicants of development applications to meet with the relevant Council Officers to discuss their proposal prior to lodging a development application.

The purpose of these meetings is to assist the proponent/applicant to prepare a full and detailed development application (DA). Council does, however, recommend that the applicant has completed research of the Upper Lachlan Local Environmental Plan (LEP 2010) and Upper Lachlan Development Control Plan 2010 (DCP 2010) to obtain preliminary application requirements and planning controls for the proposal. This research will be used at the pre-lodgement meeting.

While there is no guarantee the outcome of any DA will be a favourable determination, a pre-lodgement meeting is beneficial as Council Officers can provide early comments on the proposal and specific investigations and highlight any major concerns/issues that need to be addressed prior to lodging an application.  This will assist you to complete a comprehensive application, resulting in quicker processing of the DA.

Contact Details

  • Environment and Planning Department
  • Telephone: (02) 48 301 000
  • Facsimile: (02) 48 301 045
  • Email:


Pre Lodgement Brochure (PDF 847KB)

Pre Lodgement Booking Form (PDF 51KB)