5 - Lodge the Application

We prefer that you lodge your application personally at our Customer Service Centre between 8.30am-4pm so that we can check to see that you have completed the form and and have all the necessary information.  If you arrive after 4pm your application will be processed the following working day.  

You need to:


Applicants lodging a single application with a cost of proposed works valued over $1 million or lodging 2 or more applications at the same time will find it more convenient to make an appointment.  There is no requirement to make an appointment, but doing so will minimise your waiting time.  

Complete the request below and a Development Enquiry Officer will contact you within 1 business day to organise an appointment.

Book an appointment to lodge a DA

Hard copy documents

How many copies?

Council requires 1 hard copy of all plans and supporting documents.  This must be accompanied by a soft copy (on CD or USB) of all plans and documents.  The DA form is only required in hard copy. 

Please include one paper copy of the following:

  • Application form
  • All plans
  • Statement of Environmental Effects

Soft copy documents

All documents, except the application form, are to be supplied to council in digital format as PDF documents on a CD/DVD/USB.  The CD/DVD/USB will become the property of council.  The plans should be to scale (1:100 @ A3) and rotated to landscape.  Black and white plans need to be 300 dpi and coloured plans can be at a lower resolution.

Photos and photomontages may be provided as JPEG images.

Plans and drawings each require a separate PDF file using Council's naming conventions. Please note that it is no longer necessary for floor plans to be lodged as a separate pdf document to other architectural plans.

Track it

DA applications can be found in Track it.  Note documentation provided with an application may be accessed in accordance with the requirements of the GIPA Act (with the exception of floorplans and internal layouts).  


Fees are calculated on a scale based on the estimated cost of development (and also the number of lots in the case of subdivision).

Request a DA quote

Payment options

You can pay by cash, cheque or credit card at the Customer Service Centre.

You can pay cash between 8.30am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Please remember that development applications may only be lodged between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm on working days.  Any applications received after this time will be processed the following working day.  Council will not accept cash payments for applications left with council after 4pm. 

Drop and Go

Too many people ahead of you? Can't wait for formal lodgement?

Your application won't be formally lodged until the application has been checked for accuracy and completeness AND the full and correct fees have been paid. This isn't always a quick process, and if the Development Enquiry Officers already have a queue you may prefer to leave your application with Council. Most of the time it will be reviewed and available on Track within 1 or two business days. We will email you an invoice and you can BPay the fees. The application is considered lodged once it has been checked, the necessary information has been provided and the fees have been paid.


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More information

Policies and documents

DA Guide Consideration of Development Applications Submitted by Council Policy Code of Conduct


Development Applications - Request a Quote Request an Appointment to Lodge DA Section 4.55 or 4.56 (formerly Section 96) modification of Development Consent



Report a Political Donation or Gift Request a DA Quote Development Application - New Dwellings and Major Alterations Development Application - Minor Alterations and Swimming Pools Development Application - Major Residential Development Application - Commercial, Industrial Development Application - Change of Use Development Application - Community and Public Development Development Application - Subdivision Development Application - Advertising Signs Development Application - Demolition


DA Tracker


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