Application for preliminary agency advice

This form is required to request pre-lodgement discussions with a relevant referral agency.




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An Application for Preliminary Agency Advice is an approved form for the purposes of section 123 of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and regulation 46(2) of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017.

The Pre-Lodgement Agreement Request Form is to be lodged with the relevant Referral Agency in order to initiate formal discussions.

The decision whether to undertake such formal discussion is at the discretion of the relevant Referral Agency.

Any signed agreement will incorporate the signed and stamped plans and reports that form part of the agreement. Any variation or deletion to such plans/reports will require an amended agreement or referral.

The agreement is only valid if the application, including the agreement and associated stamped plans and reports, are lodged with the relevant planning authority within one year of the agreement being signed and dated (unless the relevant authority determines that the agreement is no longer appropriate due to a change in laws).

A decision to commence formal discussions does not commit any party to sign a pre-lodgement agreement. Any party can discontinue formal discussions at any stage. In such cases a Development Application can be lodged and be subject to standard referral procedures.