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Application Guide

A Development Application (DA) is required for most developments undertaken in the local area, unless it is regarded as minor or small scale.
 
When approving a Development Application, we consider:

  • Any submissions

  • How the development will affect the local area

  • Relevant planning controls and conditions

  • Public interests

  • Suitability of the site.

To receive approval, you must lodge a DA with Council using the DA checklist and reviewing the Electronic Lodgement of Development Application Fact Sheet

Before you start your development application, contact our Development Enquiry Officer for advice on: 

  • Exempt and complying development

  • Which planning controls apply to your property

  • An explanation of Council’s planning controls

  • What information will need to be submitted with your Development Application

  • Other matters you will need to consider when designing your proposal.

Minor Development Advice Service

This free service is aimed at small scale residential projects where potential applicants will have an opportunity to meet with senior Council staff to discuss their proposal.

The meetings can be booked by contacting Council.

Before the meeting, you should:

  • Prepare preliminary plans or sketches

  • Read Council’s planning controls in our Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan

  • Prepare any questions you have

  • Lodge your plans and supporting information in advance via our online booking service. By giving Council your information before the meeting, it will give the Officer a chance to review the proposal in more detail to provide you with more accurate and detailed advice.

Pre-Lodgement Advisory Service (PLAS)

Council’s Pre-Lodgement Advisory Service is provided to customers to ensure that the complex range of issues that can arise and information required for proper and expedient assessment are addressed and discussed prior to lodgement of the Development Application.

A formal pre-application consultation (Pre Lodgement Advisory Service) is mandatory for all medium and large scale development with a construction value over $5 million. 

Meetings can be organised by completing the Pre-Development or Development Advisory Service form and submitting it along with the required supporting documentation.  Once lodged, the application will be allocated to a Development Assessment Officer who will arrange a meeting.
 

Pre-Lodgement Advisory Service (PLAS) for Development in the Kogarah North Precinct

Applications for development within the Kogarah North Precinct are required to have a formal pre-application consultation (Pre Lodgement Advisory Service). These applications will be referred to City Plan Strategy and Development to ensure consistent and transparent assessment of the proposal.

In addition to the requirements outlined on the PLAS form, applications within the Kogarah North Precinct are to address Option 3 of the built form strategies and the urban design objectives and strategies.

Applications for PLAS can be made by completing the Pre-Development or Development Advisory Service form and submitting it along with the required fees and supporting documentation. 

Your application will be acknowledged within 7 days and then referred to City Plan Strategy and Development for assessment. This may take up to 21 days.

You will then be invited to attend a meeting with an Assessment Planner to discuss the outcomes.
 

Exempt and Complying Development

Exempt development is minor development which has minimal effect on the local neighbourhood. Complying development is small-scale, low impact development which requires a Complying Development Certificate (CDC). Please contact us for further information on these types of developments.


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