The matters that Council must consider as part of the assessment of a development application is limited to those specified in
Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Matters that are outside of the scope of 4.15 cannot be considered as part of the assessment of a development application.
Summary of assessment process
There are many inputs into the development assessment process. The assessment process is summarised in the following diagram:
Requests for additional information
To enable the proper assessment of the application Council may request that the applicant provide additional information.
To ensure that applications can be processed in a timely manner it is important that you address all of the matters raised in Council's request for information.
If the requested information is not provided to Council within the timeframe specified, you will be asked if you intend to address the matters raised. A further timeframe for providing the required information may be agreed upon with Council. If the required information is not provided within the specified timeframe Council will proceed to determine the application based on the information provided.
How should additional information be provided to Council?
All additional information prepared for an application must be provided to Council by the applicant. Additional information that is provided to Council must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal.
To comply with legislative requirements all information associated with development applications must be captured in the NSW Planning Portal and Council's corporate record system. Please do not email information directly to Council or Council officers.
Additional information provided through the Planning Portal will be passed onto the relevant officer(s) for action.