Electronic Document Guidelines

Electronic Document Guidelines

Nambucca Shire Council accepts development and related applications as one complete set of paper documents or as one complete set of electronic documents. If you wish to lodge a development or related application electronically, please do so via Council’s Lodgement Portal, which can be found here. Please only lodge an electronic set of documents if you can comply with Council’s standards as listed below.

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Why does Council require electronic documents?

The provision of electronic documents provides for a more efficient lodgement process, increases the availability of information to enable processes to occur concurrently, reduces paper handling and enables electronic distribution to Council assessment staff and other external agencies that may be involved in the evaluation of the application.

Are electronic documents lodged with Council available for public viewing?

From1st July 2010 the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (known as the GIPA Act) replaced the existing Freedom of Information Act 1989. The GIPA Act created new rights to information that are designed to meet community expectations of more open and transparent government. Routine and proactive release of information will be made available on Council's website free of charge in accordance with Council's obligations under the GIPA Act.

Electronic file standards

When preparing electronic documents for submitting with your application please ensure your files meet the following requirements:

Electronic file name conventions

File naming conventions apply to all digital copies of documents submitted. File names are to match the document requirements listed in the relevant checklist. Please follow exactly the listing requirements as shown in the below samples (i.e. DA Number or address of the development site followed by the title of the plan or document).

Development Applications

Section 4.55 Modifications


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download the FAQ for Nambucca Shire Council's electronic document requirements.