Council offers a number of avenues for assistance with your planning matters. In the initial stages of any project it is always good to get advice before moving forward with your proposal.
We suggest that if you have some preliminary drawings or photos, and are ready to discuss, then use our planning enquiry form and attach any supporting information:
Otherwise, then meet with one of our Planning Advisors in a free Planning meeting below.
This video outlines planning controls at North Sydney Council.
Planning Meetings (Unavailable)
Planning meetings are not currently available.
Planning enquiries can still be made using the online form below, or by email.
To begin with we suggest a general planning enquiry using this form
During your enquiry, if the matter is more complex, we may suggest a free planning advisor meeting. If you are scheduled a meeting then we suggest you contact your builder or architect first and bring details of the proposals to the meeting. Informal half hour meetings are held:
- Tuesday & Thursday mornings - between 10.30 am and the last meeting time at 12.30pm.
(Note: no planning advisors are available from Christmas until early January.)
Planning Advisors will advise you about controls applying to your property (for example, whether you can add a second storey, or whether your property is heritage-listed), and the process of applying for Council approval to carry out the work.
If you go ahead with additions, Council will require applications to be lodged which are accompanied by plans and details of the work. We recommend that these are prepared by a person who is qualified to do them (eg. an architect, structural engineer or builder) and familiar with the Council's planning controls. Read about the LEP 2013 and the DCP 2013.
Once the application is lodged with Council, you can track its progress online, go to: DA Application Tracking.
Assessment Officer Contact Details
Assessment Officers can be contacted on 9936 8100, Monday to Friday, 9.30-11am.
Council's service level is to return all calls within one business day.
Lobbying and Lobbyist Register
Professional lobbyists who want to lobby Council on behalf of their clients, perhaps in relation to a DA, must register with Council. The register is designed to ensure that all contact between lobbyists and Council is transparent, please refer to our webpage here.