Make a Submission
Council encourages residents to be involved in the development assessment process by providing feedback (submissions) on development applications.
Can I submit a comment on any Development Application (a DA)?
Yes. Residents can submit comments about any DA that is lodged with Council during the assessment period. Council generally does not notify or advertise low risk DAs such as houses and other low-scale residential activities. For more information regarding types of applications notified by Council, please click here.
Where can I find DAs on exhibition?
You can find all our DAs on exhibition and closing dates for submissions here.
How do I lodge a submission?
You can lodge a submission either online (preferred) or by writing to Council (Locked Bag 7064, Liverpool BC, NSW 1871.) To lodge online, please use the form below.
Council publishes all development application submissions online on the application tracking portal.
The Anti Discrimination Act 1977 requires that your submission not contain material that is defamatory or that constitutes harassment, discrimination or racial or sexual vilification.
Is there a cut-off time to lodge a submission?
You must lodge your submission before the exhibition closing date quoting Council's application number (for example DA-1234/2015).
Personal information contained in your submission
Please note that Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2009 classifies all correspondence received by Council in relation a DA, including submissions, as open access information which can be made available to the applicant or any other person. However, to ensure any personal information in your submission is not disclosed to other persons, Council will seek to avoid publishing your covering letter. In this regard, Council recommends that you do not identify where you live in your submission.
To protect your privacy, Council recommends that you lodge your submission in two parts:
- A covering letter with your personal details, including your name and address which Council will acknowledge but avoid publishing; and
- An attachment briefly setting out your comments or objection to the development application.
Disclosing Political Donations
If you are making a submission in relation to a DA lodged with Council, you must disclose any reportable political donation or gift of $1,000 or more made in the previous two years (and up to the time the DA is determined) to anyone including:
- All reportable political donations made to any Councillor;
- All gifts made to any local Councillor or employee of Council.
A copy of the required disclosure form can be downloaded here.