Step 2 - Prepare Plans & Drawings

Engineering Plans
You will need to submit plans and drawings with your DA. 

The following list details the different plans and drawings that may be required. For more information on each type of plan, please refer to the Development Application Guide.

  • Site Analysis Plan
    • Required for all applications that involve external building work, except minor additions and outbuildings.
    • This plan shall illustrate and analyse existing conditions of the site in relation to surrounding land and buildings.
  • Floor Plans and Elevations, with dimensions and to scale (see the Checklists for more information)
    • Generally required for all applications.
    • These drawings shall clearly document the proposed building/s and works
  • Notification Plans
    • Required for all applications.
    • These plans will be made available for the public to view.
    • These plans shall show building heights and external configuration. Internal building layouts should not be shown.
  • Survey Plan
    • Required for new buildings, additions to existing buildings, swimming pools over 500mm above ground level, earth works, landscaping, subdivisions, and works involving construction along a boundary (e.g. fences)
    • This plan must be prepared by a Registered Surveyor and show the exact location of buildings, structures, boundaries, spot levels and contours to Australian standards plus any other important features.
  • Landscape Plan
    • Required for new buildings, excluding outbuildings
  • Drainage Plan
    • Required for all new buildings and alterations and additions that involve changes to stormwater drainage.
    • This plan shall illustrate how rainwater will be managed on site. Note: Concept drainage plans are generally sufficient for Development Application lodgement.
  • Shadow Diagrams
    • Required for all new buildings & additions that are two or more storeys in height.
    • These plans must clearly show the shadow impacts of your proposed development for June 21 for the period of 9am to 3pm.  Additional times and days of the year may also be required. 
    • Elevational shadow diagrams are also required for buildings that have an impact on north facing windows of adjoining properties.
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Plan
    • Required for all new buildings
    • This plan shall show how you will prevent erosion and sediment washing onto adjoining land or into Council's drainage system
  • Streetscape elevations
    • Generally required for new dwellings and first floor additions (especially in heritage conservation areas). Council may also request streetscape elevations at other times.
  • Architectural Model
    • Generally required for development proposals >15 metres in height or for sites >10,000sqm. Council may also require models for other large scale developments.
    • All models must be accompanied with a letter from the principal architect for the development confirming that the model has been checked and is consistent with their design
  • Draft Subdivision Plan
  • required for all subdivision, they must show the proposed lots and easements and be prepared by a registered surveyor
  • Photomontage
    • May be required by Council to facilitate assessment of the proposal in the streetscape.
    • The photomontage must be labelled with the designers name, company and credentials.

The following information is required on plans and drawings:

  • Title block - Include a title block on every plan showing:
    • Name of Architect or Draftsman;
    • Plan number and date;
    • Amendment number and date (if relevant);
    • Applicants' name; and
    • Address and description of property
  • Orientation - Include a north point on every plan. 
  • Scale - Show the scale on every plan with a bar scale so that dimensions can be easily determined on photocopy reductions. If you are lodging any plans electronically, the plans must be at a scale of 1:50, 1:100 or 1:200 when printed on A3.