Pre-Development Application Meeting

Council has developed a new process for providing pre-DA advice to customers. The new process is more efficient and tailored towards the specific development questions you have.

The new process provides 3 different ways to obtain pre-DA advice from Council:

1: Duty Officer Enquiry

 Examples of duty officer enquiries include:

  • How many car parking spaces do I need for my development?

  • Can I subdivide my land and what is the minimum lot size?

  • Do I need a DA to put up a sign?¬†

Phone or come to Council's Camden office and talk to the duty officer regarding your proposed development. Many DA questions can be quickly answered this way.

2: Short Pre-DA Meeting

Short pre-DA meeting topics are:

  • specific questions about a particular aspect of any development that require discussion; and

  • LEP or DCP variations that you wish to discuss with Council staff.

Complete and e-mail a Pre-DA Meeting Application Form to mail@camden.nsw.gov.au. As stated on the form you must provide a list of the specific questions you would like answered and concept plans of the proposed development.

Please note that Council staff will decide whether or not a short pre-DA meeting will be offered.

Following the meeting Council staff will e-mail you a letter providing answers to the specific questions you have asked.

3: Full Pre-DA Meeting

Full pre-DA meetings are only necessary when your proposed development is large or complex.

Full pre-DA meeting topics are:

  • DAs proposing large subdivisions, residential flat buildings, significant commercial developments including shopping centres and complex industrial developments;

  • DAs that will be determined by the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel; and

  • DAs that are likely to attract a large number of submissions from the public.

Complete and e-mail a Pre-DA Meeting Application Form to mail@camden.nsw.gov.au. As stated on the form you must provide a list of the specific questions you would like answered and concept plans of the proposed development.

Please note that Council staff will decide whether or not a full pre-DA meeting will be offered.

Following the meeting Council staff will e-mail you a letter providing answers to the specific questions you have asked and other relevant advice to assist you in preparing your DA.

Please note that whilst every effort will be made to provide complete and accurate answers to your questions Council staff cannot guarantee that your proposed development will be approved or approved in the form that you propose.

In addition, many developments require approval from third party authorities such as the NSW Mines Subsidence Board and the NSW Rural Fire Service. Council staff cannot provide specific details on the requirements of these authorities and separate contact should be made with them before lodging your DA.