Public notification is required for certain development applications to ensure members of the public are aware of the development and have the opportunity to make submissions.
Public notification is required for:
- A development that requires impact assessment
- A preliminary approval that affects a planning scheme
A submission may object to all or part of the development, and/or support all or part of the application.
All submissions are considered by the assessment manager, however only properly-made submissions can be used to appeal Council's decision on an Impact Assessable application through the Planning and Environment Court.
Submissions are not confidential. As required by the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, all submission including individual details are published on Council's website.
For impact assessable applications, Council will consider all submissions and must send a copy of the decision notice to each principle submitter.
For more information about when an application needs publicly notification and how submissions can be made please refer to the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.