Assessing an Application

All applications received are checked to ensure that all the required information has been supplied.

Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council has twenty-eight days to ask you for further information and/or seek clarification on the documentation supplied. 

Key information often forgotten includes:

  • a site and neighbourhood description
  • a design response
  • fully scaled and dimensioned plans
  • shadow diagrams
  • landscape plans
  • body corporate consent
  • relevant sustainability report and associated documents.

When all the requested information has been received, we will determine whether the application should be advertised to affected properties.

Most applications are advertised, unless it is established that the proposal will cause no material detriment to any person. If advertising is required, all the people likely to be detrimentally affected by the proposal will be given notice of the application. Advertising can take a number of forms, for example:

  • notifying the owners/occupiers of adjoining properties directly by mail
  • erecting a public notice on site, as well as direct mailing
  • placing advertisements in the local paper.

For some applications, Council is required to advertise or refer the application to other statutory authorities for comment. These authorities are entitled to object to an application, or require conditions be placed upon any Notice of Decision or permit issued.

Affected parties are entitled to make a submission, an objection, to the application and should do so within fourteen days of receiving notice of the application.


Create a user profile today and start using ePlanning!