Many people do not feel confident to lodge their own applications or prepare plans etc. Council officers are available to give advice on procedures and regulations relating to applications, but they do not provide a design consultancy service.

There are many sources of private professional assistance. These include architects, building designers, builders, surveyors, planning consultants, engineers etc.
If you do not feel competent to prepare your own application you should engage professional assistance. This may add to your costs but will reduce delays and frustration and can sometimes avoid refusal of your application.

Contacting Muswellbrook Shire Council about your DA

Phone: 02 6549 3700

Administration Centre business hours
9.00am to 4.30pm weekdays.

Switchboard hours 8.30am to 4.30pm weekdays.


When writing or posting documents to Muswellbrook Shire Council use this address

Muswellbrook Shire Council
Environmental Services
PO Box 122

In person

Discuss your development proposal in person at 157 Maitland Street Muswellbrook.

Generally planners and building surveyors are available between 9.00am and 4.30pm on weekdays. It is necessary to make an appointment to discuss your proposal with a Council officer.

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