Submissions can be made on developments that are impact assessable and for variation requests. They may usually:
- be complex developments
- impact the community
- be potentially unsuitable for an area.
An assessment manager considers all submissions when assessing a development application. Once we consider all submissions and the application is decided, a copy of the decision must be sent to each properly made submitter.
Only properly made submissions create a legal right to appeal the decision through the Planning and Environment Court.
A properly made submission must:
- be in writing (includes electronic)
- be made to the assessment manager
- 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 one postal or electronic address relating to the submission for all submission-makers
- state grounds, and the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds
- be made to the entity prescribed by the Planning Act 2016 during the fixed public notification period.
For assistance regarding the public notification period or lodging a submission please contact Planning Administration on 07 5582 8866.
Submissions to object or support a development application are not confidential. As required by the Planning Act 2016, all submissions will be published in their entirety on Council's PD Online with details such as name and address viewable.