Assessment by a planning officer

The Assessment Officer undertakes a detailed assessment of the application in accordance with Section 79C of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

This involves considering all relevant environmental planning instruments, development control plans, council policies, the likely impacts of the development, the suitability of the site for the proposed development and any submissions received.

Some of the matters considered include:

  • Solar access
  • Landscaping and open space
  • Floor area
  • Height, form and materials
  • Building setbacks
  • Streetscape
  • Visual and acoustic privacy
  • Impact on the foreshore
  • Views
  • Traffic and parking implications

Consideration of submissions

Council will consider all submissions received in the notification period before determining a development proposal. The matters raised in the submissions will be balanced against a number of factors such as relevant plans, policies, guidelines and the wider public interest. Where issues can be addressed, Council may require amendments to the proposed development.

Late submissions will only be considered in extenuating circumstances, and at the discretion of the Council officer assessing the proposal.

Last Updated: 24 October 2022
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