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Before lodging an application, request or carrying out SDA self-assessable development, a proponent may request a pre-lodgement consideration of the proposed development.

This is a voluntary but strongly recommended stage of the development assessment process.

It provides proponents with an opportunity to discuss their proposal with the Office of the Coordinator-General and identify any problems that could affect the assessment of the application or request for SDA assessable development or the lawful undertaking of SDA self-assessable development.

A request for a pre-lodgement consideration may involve either:

  • a request for formal pre-lodgement consideration of a proposed SDA application, resulting in formal written advice being provided to the proponent from the Coordinator-General or
  • a request for informal pre-lodgement consideration of any proposed application or request or carrying out SDA self-assessable development.

Request for pre-lodgement consideration

To request pre-lodgement consideration of an application, request or carrying out SDA self-assessable development, do one of the following:

  • email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • telephone 1800 001 048
  • submit an online form by selecting the applicable SDA, then selecting 'Request for pre-lodgement consideration'.