Anyone can make a submission on a development application (DA), particularly if you feel that you, your property or your locality may be affected by a proposed development.
You do not need to make a submission if you have no concerns with the proposal. You should judge whether the proposal will affect you. This may involve some discussion with the Planner assessing the application. If you are satisfied, there is no need to make a submission. You can contact the Planner assigned to the DA to discuss the proposal.
Council's procedure for notifying a DA to neighbouring properties and the wider community is outlined in Council's Community Participation Plan(PDF, 13MB).
Use the online form to make a submission to a development application.
Many routine applications are not publicly exhibited or advertised.