A decision will be made by either:
A delegated Council Officer
Council Officers have delegation from from the Chief Executive Officer and the elected Council (Councillors) to determine certain applications on behalf of Council.
Councillors at a formal Council meeting
The elected Council determines applications that are of a controversial nature, have attracted a large number of objections or where the assessing officer's delegation is withdrawn.
A Regional Planning Panel
Regionally significant development applications (DAs) and certain other DAs are determined by a Regional Planning Panel. The Panel is an independent body and their determination is not subject to the direction of the Planning Minister.
Once a decision is made, the applicant will be given a Notice of Determination and Stamped Plans, and written notice will also be provided to those who have made submissions.
If dissatisfied, the applicant may seek:
- A Review of Determination
- Modification of Consent
- Appeal to the Land and Environment Court