Development advice is available from Council’s Development Hub on exempt, complying and local development. The Development Hub staff are available to discuss your application prior to lodgement and is also available to answer general planning and building enquiries.
Appointments can also be made with a planner or building surveyor, as well as with the Development Hub staff, by calling Council on 02 6499 2209.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s Development Advisory Panel provides pre-lodgement advice to people, groups or companies intending to carry out major and/or complex development. Written notes from the meeting relating to your development proposal will be forwarded to you as soon as possible after the meeting, usually within seven days.
The Development Advisory Panel comprises of the following staff, although other staff may attend when needed.
Please note advice from the Panel is not approval, in principle or otherwise, to proceed with any proposed activity or development. The determination of any proposal can only be made once a development application or planning proposal (rezoning) has been lodged with Council and has been assessed against relevant legislation and Council policies.
The Development Advisory Panel meets Thursdays from 10am. To make an appointment contact the Development Hub on 02 6499 2209, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments may also be made in person at the front counter of Council’s offices in Zingel Place, Bega.
Please make an appointment no later than midday Monday, prior to the Thursday you wish to meet with the Panel. If there are no available appointments on the day Council can arrange your appointment for the following week. When making your appointment with the Panel please provide, or arrange to provide, the following information:
If you need specific advice on building information prior to submitting your development application for a new dwelling or dwelling additions, you can request that one of our Building Inspectors meet you on site to discuss your queries. Please Note: Our Building Inspectors do not offer design advice – you should contact an architect or draughtsperson in this regard.
If you would like to take advantage of this service, please complete the Pre-lodgement Building Inspection Application and return it to email@example.com . Council staff will contact you to obtain credit card details for payment of the $162.00 application fee.
Your Construction Certificate fees OR your Complying Development Certificate fees can be reduced by $162.00 should you decide to use Council as your certifier for the project. To get the reduction in fees, you will need to tell Council staff at the time of submitting your Construction Certificate or your Complying Development Certificate that you have completed a Pre-Lodgement Building Advice form and provide staff with details of date of payment of the $162.00.