Council’s pre-lodgement service provides prospective applicants with an opportunity to meet with relevant Council Officers and discuss their development proposal.  At that meeting, any problems associated with the proposal are identified and a letter confirming any issues is then forwarded to the applicant. The issues raised by Council Officers should then be addressed prior to the submission of any future development application (DA).

Plans and supporting information must be lodged seven days prior to the meeting to allow Council Officers to review the proposal, visit the site (if required) and identify issues. The service has the benefit of highlighting any concerns and assists in the future processing of the DA.  

The information required includes:

  • Four (4) x copies of all the information: architectural plans or sketches, a survey plan, a written description of the proposal indicating compliance or otherwise with the Strathfield Consolidated Development Control Plan 2005, heritage impact information if relevant, stormwater management details, contamination studies and any other supporting information.

While the pre-lodgement service does not guarantee that an application will be approved once submitted, the process does increase the likelihood of a positive outcome and provides applicants with a good understanding of the assessment process.   

Further inquiries regarding this service may be directed to Council’s Customer Services Centre on (02) 9748 9999.  Alternatively, you may wish to visit Council at No. 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.


The fee per meeting is:

  • $125 (incl GST) for development involving a single dwelling house.
  • $737 (incl GST) for development involving residential flat buildings, townhouses, industrial or commercial buildings.

Payment methods

Payment can be made at the Customer Service Centre by the following methods: cash, EFTPOS, cheque or Money Order (made payable to Strathfield Council) or by credit card — American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard or Visa.