When Development Applications are lodged, we must notify other parties about the application. This can include adjoining property owners and in some cases the general public.
It’s a good idea to talk to your neighbours about your plans. You can resolve many potential problems early if your neighbours are aware of your project.
Our notification process for development applications is outlined in Appendix 1: Public Notification and Advertising Procedures, in the Wollongong Development Control Plan 2009.
NOTE: Notification is not required for Complying Development Applications.
The notification will include information about making a submission (which is often an objection) to the proposed development.
There is no obligation for a person to make a submission to Council. We will accept submissions on a proposed development from all interested parties. All submissions must be made in writing. If you are objecting to a development proposal, you must clearly state your reasons and if possible, provide positive suggestions that you feel would be appropriate. This can be useful to clarify issues and establish facts.
Our assessment officers consider all submissions received for the application at the end of the exhibition period. All submissions are public documents and can be viewed upon request.