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Making a submission

 

 

  • Guidelines for submissions

    A development application is required to be publicly notified if any part of the application requires impact assessment or the application is an application to which Section 242 of Planning Act 2016 applies.

    Public notification informs the community of the proposal and provides people with an opportunity to make submissions that must be taken into account before the development application is decided.

    If a submission is made property, you gain the right to appeal to the Planning and Environment Court about any decision made about the application. If an application involves code and impact assessable components, the right to appeal applies only in the case of the impact assessable components.

    Submissions that are considered not ‘properly made’ may be considered, but the submitter will not have the right to appeal any decisions relating to the development.

    Grounds for submission may include matters such as:

    • Whether the proposed development is consistent with the intent specified in the planning scheme.
    • The proposed development’s compatibility with surrounding land uses, through design and scale.
    • Enhancement or degradation of streetscape.
    • Traffic and parking.
    • Hours of operation.
    • Impacts on services, such as water and sewerage.
    • Environment protection and enhancement.
  • How to make a submission
    • The submission must be in writing, received by fax, mail or over the counter.
    • It must state the development’s address.
    • Make sure it is signed by the person that wrote the submission.
    • The submission must be received before the last day of the notification period, which is identifiable on the public notice.
    • Clearly state the name and address of the person/people making the submission.
    • State the grounds for the submission.
    • Include any facts and circumstances relevant to the application to support grounds for the submission and include details such as the council’s file/reference number listed on the public notice for ease of reference.
    • Submissions must be made before 5.00 pm of the last day of the notification period. If submitted after this time, we can accept the submission, but appeal rights will be lost.
    • You may withdraw a submission at any time before the decision is made.
    • If you make a ‘properly made’ submission, a copy of the decision notice and development permit will be posted to you after the application is decided by council.
    • If you sign your name in a petition, only the ‘principal’ petitioner will receive a copy of the decision notice and development notice and the appeal rights are not secured.
  • Lodging a submission

    By fax: Development Services Department 1300 242 687

    By mail: The Chief Executive Officer, Central Highlands Regional Council, PO Box 21, Emerald, QLD 4720

    In person: at any customer service centre.

A development application is required to be publicly notified if any part of the application requires impact assessment or the application is an application to which Section 242 of Planning Act 2016 applies.

Public notification informs the community of the proposal and provides people with an opportunity to make submissions that must be taken into account before the development application is decided.

If a submission is made property, you gain the right to appeal to the Planning and Environment Court about any decision made about the application. If an application involves code and impact assessable components, the right to appeal applies only in the case of the impact assessable components.

Submissions that are considered not ‘properly made’ may be considered, but the submitter will not have the right to appeal any decisions relating to the development.

Grounds for submission may include matters such as:

  • Whether the proposed development is consistent with the intent specified in the planning scheme.
  • The proposed development’s compatibility with surrounding land uses, through design and scale.
  • Enhancement or degradation of streetscape.
  • Traffic and parking.
  • Hours of operation.
  • Impacts on services, such as water and sewerage.
  • Environment protection and enhancement.
  • The submission must be in writing, received by fax, mail or over the counter.
  • It must state the development’s address.
  • Make sure it is signed by the person that wrote the submission.
  • The submission must be received before the last day of the notification period, which is identifiable on the public notice.
  • Clearly state the name and address of the person/people making the submission.
  • State the grounds for the submission.
  • Include any facts and circumstances relevant to the application to support grounds for the submission and include details such as the council’s file/reference number listed on the public notice for ease of reference.
  • Submissions must be made before 5.00 pm of the last day of the notification period. If submitted after this time, we can accept the submission, but appeal rights will be lost.
  • You may withdraw a submission at any time before the decision is made.
  • If you make a ‘properly made’ submission, a copy of the decision notice and development permit will be posted to you after the application is decided by council.
  • If you sign your name in a petition, only the ‘principal’ petitioner will receive a copy of the decision notice and development notice and the appeal rights are not secured.

By fax: Development Services Department 1300 242 687

By mail: The Chief Executive Officer, Central Highlands Regional Council, PO Box 21, Emerald, QLD 4720

In person: at any customer service centre.

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