If you've recently lodged DA or are about to, please be aware that customers can expect delays on Council assessment times for all DAs.
We are currently addressing a backlog in the assessment of development applications due to an increase in general development across the shire over the last few years and current resource limitations with planning and development assessment staff. Our DA assessment planners and support staff are working hard to address this backlog.
As a result, our development assessment time frames are currently longer than expected for all development applications, construction certificates, building inspections, occupation certificates, s138 certificates and subdivision certificates.
We will continue to prioritise bushfire rebuilds to help our community get back on its feet. We apologise for any inconvenience these delays may cause.
If you’re lodging a DA, there are some things you can do to help reduce delays.
Council is committed to maintaining open communication with applicants, developers and the community. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we do our best to minimise delays.