Once your application has been received, we will check you have provided all the necessary information and documents.

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 stormwater report and associated documents.

When all the requested information has been received, we will determine whether the application should be advertised to affected properties. If advertising is required, all the people likely to be detrimentally affected by the proposal will be given notice of the application. Advertising can be any one or more of the following means:

  • notifying the owners/occupiers of adjoining properties directly by mail
  • erecting a public notice on site
  • 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 an objection, to the application and are encouraged do so within fourteen days of receiving notice of the application.