- Last updated:
- 01 Jul 2018
Anyone can make a submission on a development application. Council will consider submissions during the assessment process.
Impact assessable applications must be publicly advertised by:
- giving a notice to the owners of all adjoining land
- publishing a notice in a local newspaper
- placing a notice on the land.
You can check PD Online to view details of lodged applications.
Note: The Planning Act 2016 requires that council publish all submissions (including individual submitter's particulars) on their website (PD Online). These details are therefore available in internet search engines.
A properly made submission must:
- be made to the assessment manager
- be in writing
- be signed by each person who made the submission unless it is made electronically
- state the name and residential or business address of each person who made the submission
- state what aspects of the proposed development you support or oppose and why using facts and circumstances
- be received by council during the formal public notification period.
To submit, you can:
- send to council by email or mail.
To help you with your submission, you can use the (optional) notice of submission form.
Anyone who makes a properly made submission on an impact assessable application can:
- appeal against council's decision on the development application
- if a development applicant makes an appeal against a council decision, they become co-respondents with council.
Appeals are made to the Planning and Environment Court.
For more information, refer to the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.