Talk to a planner

If you intend to undertake works, develop buildings or use land for a particular purpose, you may require a planning permit or consent from us that confirm that a planning permit is not required.

One of the easiest ways to find out if you need a planning permit and exactly what you need to do to get one is to talk to a planner.

We will ask questions like:

  • Will there be loss of privacy or overshadowing problems?
  • Is a proposed development set far enough away from boundaries?
  • Is a proposed building too high?
  • Is the proposed use of the land appropriate to the area?
  • Will a proposed development affect the streetscape?
  • Does a use or development have enough car parking?
  • Will the proposed hours of operating of a use affect neighbours?

Before you submit your application, we encourage you to contact our planning office.

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