Comment on a proposed development

Submit a comment on a proposed development

If you wish to submit your support or objection to a proposed development on public exhibition, please note that your submission will be a public document and available to the applicant, and the public, via Council's Application Tracker.

To make a submission you must:

  • make your submission in writing via our online form, or by email, or by writing to Council
  • include the development application number, address or project name in the title of the submission
  • include your contact details - we cannot accept a submission if the sender’s identity is not properly disclosed
  • ensure your comment relates directly to the work proposed and its impacts - such as views, floorspace, height, urban design, heritage, traffic and car parking, noise, landscaping, drainage, privacy and overshadowing
  • disclose any reportable political donation or gift made in the previous two years to any local councillor or Council employee
  • submit your comment before the close of the exhibition period, which is usually 14 days
  • attach any requests to remove personal information from publication of the submission, such as names and addresses if disclosure would place that person or members of their family at risk.

Please note - issues such as moral objection, commercial competition or personal circumstances of an applicant or objector cannot be given weight in Council's assessment.

We will acknowledge the receipt of your submission but will not provide a specific response to any matters raised in submissions as these will be addressed in a report prepared on the application.

Any submission will be considered in conjunction with Council's legal responsibilities, planning documents, the interests of the community at large and the reasonable expectation and rights of the applicant.

Council will carry out a balanced assessment of these interests in the analysis of any application and may vary the application of its planning controls on merit.

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You can call, email or visit our Customer Service Centre for further assistance.

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Search for a current or past development application or planning proposal on our Application Tracker website.

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Comment on a proposed development

You can submit your support or objection to a proposed development currently on public exhibition by using our online form.

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