Making a submission

Any person may review the information provided and make a written submission during the exhibition period of a development application.

Submissions should be made via email to or by post to the Council. 

Your submission should include:

  • A statement as to whether you support or object to the proposal and your reasons for your support or objection. 
  • Persons lodging submissions must declare reportable political donations (including donations of $1000 or more) made in the previous two years. For a copy of the disclosure form please contact Council

Your personal information is protected under the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 (PPIP Act). When you make a submission, Council will collect your:

  • name
  • address
  • email (if provided) and
  • any other personal information contained in a political donations disclosure statement (if provided)

Making a submission is entirely voluntary and you are under no obligation to provide us with any of your personal information, except as otherwise required by law.

How will your personal information be used?

Council may publish:

  • Your submission.
  • Your name (unless you state that you want your name withheld);
  • Your suburb; and
  • Any political donations disclosure statement.
  • Council may publish any personal information you have included in your submissions on a proposal. Do not include any personal information in your submission that you do not want published.

Your submission may be published in reports or other documents that are produced following the exhibition period.

Council may forward your submission to third parties including other public authorities and Government agencies or an applicant.