Half yearly rate notices were issued on 23 January 2024, with a due date of 23 February 2024. View previous notices in MyCouncil.

Making a submission or comment on an application

Everything you need to know about making a submission on development applications.

A submission is a written comment about a development proposal. Council will consider any comments received for any type of development proposal.

You can confirm the category of assessment for a development application by checking the application details on council's Development.i. There are two different types of development applications.

A code assessable application does not need public notification. You may lodge a letter of objection or support for any application at any time. The assessing officer will consider your comments. No appeal rights apply and you will not receive a copy of the decision notice.

An impact assessable application must have a public notification period. This is when you can make a formal submission. Submissions received during the notification period will receive an acknowledgement letter. If you make a properly made submission, you are able to appeal the council's decision on the application.

Find out about making an appeal.

To view applications currently on public notification, check Development.i for:

This fact sheet (DOCX, 1.4MB) helps to explain the different types of assessment.