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Wollongong City Council

Format Guidelines for DAs

The guide below lists those documents, plans and drawings you should provide with your Development Application (DA).

Including the right information in the right format can help avoid delays or extra costs.

You should provide digital copies of all plans, drawings and documents when submitting a DA.

Note: all applications must be made online via the NSW Planning Portal. Hard copy applications are no longer be accepted.

  • The data provided must be a true copy of all plans and documents relating to the Development Application.
  • All files must be virus-free and not contain any hidden security settings, locks or passwords.
  • Not meeting the digital requirements described on this page may result in delays to your application being processed. It could also result in the application being returned to you to address any reformatting requests.

You must include all plans and documents with your Development Application.

See our Lodgement Checklists to confirm which of these documents are needed for your application.

Each document must have a suitable descriptive file name that clearly identifies it, and includes the file type extension (eg, PDF).

Below is a guide to how documents should be provided.

Plan Groups

Document (Plan Groups)File Format Requirements
DrainageAll sheets, group into one PDF
ElectricalAll sheets, group into one PDF
Elevations and sectionsAll sheets, group into one PDF
Civil or EngineeringAll sheets, group into one PDF
FloorAll sheets, group into one PDF
LandscapeAll sheets, group into one PDF
LocationSingle PDF file
Reflected CeilingSingle PDF file
Shadow diagramsAll sheets, group into one PDF
Site and Site AnalysisAll sheets, group into one PDF
Site ManagementSingle PDF file
SpecificationsSingle PDF file
SubdivisionAll sheets, group into one PDF
SurveySingle PDF file

Reports

Document (Reports)File Format Requirements
ArboristSingle PDF file
BushfireSingle PDF file
Cost SummarySingle PDF file
Energy EfficiencySingle PDF file
FaunaSingle PDF file
Flood Advice / InformationSingle PDF file
FloraSingle PDF file
GeotechnicalSingle PDF file
HeritageSingle PDF file
NoiseSingle PDF file
Quantity SurveyorSingle PDF file
Site Waste Minimisation and Management PlanSingle PDF file
Species Impact StatementSingle PDF file
TermiteSingle PDF file
TrafficSingle PDF file
Vegetation Management PlanSingle PDF file

Associated Documentation

Document (Associated Documentation)File Format Requirements
BASIX CertificateSingle PDF file
City Centre 3D ModelContact Council's Mapping Services team to discuss acceptable file formats
Colour External FinishSingle PDF file
Demolition DetailsSingle PDF file
Demolition Work PlanSingle PDF file
Lodgement ChecklistSingle PDF file
Owners ConsentSingle PDF file
PhotographsJPEG file
Political Disclosure StatementSingle PDF file
Reticulation of Electricity CertificateSingle PDF file
Statement of Environmental EffectsSingle PDF file
Sydney Water Approval - Tap InSingle PDF file
Telecommunications Infrastructure CertificateSingle PDF file
Variation Justification SEPP1Single PDF file
Variation Justification StatementSingle PDF file

Drawings and plans should:

  • Be drawn to scale, usually at a ratio of 1: 200, and state the sheet size (eg A3)
  • Be numbered, titled, dated and include a version number where applicable.
  • Show dimensions
  • Be rotated to landscape orientation
  • Be good quality (ie no scanned images or photos of drawings or plans).

Any additional information for your application must be submitted to Council through the NSW Planning Portal with a completed Lodgement of Additional Information form PDF, 50.22 KB.

  • All amended plans and documents must be submitted to Council through the NSW Planning Portal.
  • You must include a completed Lodgement of Additional Information form PDF, 50.22 KB detailing the description of all amending plans and documents, together with the plans and documents they are superseding
  • Plans must clearly indicate the proposed changes. Highlight the proposed changes with either thatching or clouding.
  • Amended plans must be issued with a new revision number, and dated to reflect the new version date.
  • If an amended plan is part of a plan group (eg floor plans with multiple sheets), you must replace the full plan group when revised plans are lodged. We will not accept single sheets that have been amended.
  • Documents must be clearly identified by the applicant using a Document Transmittal form.

If your development is in the Wollongong City Centre and will be four storeys high or more, your DA will need to include a 3D CAD model of the building.

Fees apply for submitting or updating a 3D model. You need to provide the 3D model as described below. Make sure you follow these rules carefully. If the 3D CAD model isn’t provided correctly, you will have to resubmit it, and re-pay any fees.

Detailed model of development site and buildings

A 1:1 scale detailed 3D CAD model is required, showing a realistic and accurate 3D representation of the exterior of the whole development. This should include:

  • Site details: landscaped areas, driveways, access ramps, pedestrian access ways, car parking, major signage or similar structures, bridges, street overpasses and any other significant features.
  • Building details. everything of significance for each elevation, including all protrusions and indents like balconies, porticos, parapets, etc.
  • Roof details: all external detail including pitch, protrusions such as plant enclosures, fire stairs, terraces, shade roofs, signage structures, flag poles or similar.
  • Do not include any interior details, text, dimensions, hatching or area fill.

Accepted CAD formats

3D models should be provided as AutoCAD 3D DWG or Autodesk 3DS format.

Contact us before submitting to discuss alternative acceptable file formats.

Reference files

All relevant data must be bound within the submitted 3D CAD model. Do not include any reference or cross-reference points or external files.

Layer and level names

Layer names must be descriptive and logical. Do not use numerical-only layer names.

Naming conventions

Naming conventions used should be clearly defined in the documentation submitted with the model.

Rendering of the model

Surface material renders and building facades should be supplied as raster images in separate files, and must indicate the model face the image applies to and method of applying the image (eg full faced or tiled).

If you have any questions about the City Centre 3D Model, call our mapping team on (02) 4227 7111.

Fees

City Centre 3D model fees are shown below

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Parent HierachyArea Fee NameFee Name GSTGST Current Fee (incl. GST)Current Fee (incl. GST)
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Miscellaneous Fees | Epis, Codes And Policies Fee NameWDCP 2009 GSTN Current Fee$30.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Miscellaneous Fees | Epis, Codes And Policies Fee NameNotification Policy GSTN Current Fee$5.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Miscellaneous Fees | Epis, Codes And Policies Fee NameDCP – Other per A4 page GSTN Current Fee$5.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Miscellaneous Fees | Epis, Codes And Policies Fee NameSale of Building Specification Booklets GSTN Current Fee$11.50
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Miscellaneous Fees | Epis, Codes And Policies Fee Name3D Model Data Input Fee DA Lodgement – for buildings 4 storeys and over located within area identified under Wollongong LEP GSTN Current Fee$1,380.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Miscellaneous Fees | Epis, Codes And Policies Fee Name3D Model Data Input Fee Amended Plans – for buildings 4 storeys and over located within area identified under Wollongong LEP – where there are external changes to the building GSTN Current Fee$1,380.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Miscellaneous Fees | Epis, Codes And Policies Fee Name3D Model Data Input Fee Modified Plans – for buildings 4 storeys and over located within area identified under Wollongong LEP – where there are external changes to the building GSTN Current Fee$1,380.00

See our application checklists, or call us on (02) 4227 7111 if you’re not sure what information needs to be included with your application.