The health and safety of residents, customers and employees is our top priority and we are continuing to monitor developments in response to COVID-19. Council facilities are open - please follow physical distancing rules of 1.5 metres, limit outdoor gatherings in line with NSW Government restrictions, and continue to practice safe hygiene and wash hands regularly.
If you are lodging a development application you must submit a Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) as part of your application.
This applies to all development applications except Designated Development and State Significant Development, which require an Environmental Impact Statement instead of a SEE. A SEE explains the likely impacts of a development proposal on the natural and built environment and must demonstrate how these impacts will be minimised. It also addresses how a development proposal complies with applicable legislative requirements.
A SEE should include:
For further information refer to our Statement of Environmental Effects Fact Sheet(PDF, 820KB) .
Anyone can prepare a SEE however you may wish to engage the services of a professional consultant such as a town planner. Alternatively, if your proposal is simple, you may wish to use our Statement of Environmental Effects template(PDF, 351KB) .
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677
ABN: 81 065 027 868