Considering and Giving Notice of the Application
In considering an application, Council will in most cases decide whether material detriment may be caused to any person, and if so, it must give them an opportunity to comment on the proposal. There are a number of ways of giving notice of an application, including notifying the owners and occupiers of nearby properties and placing advertisements in local newspapers.
With some applications, Council needs to seek comments from other government or public agencies before making a decision.
Once any necessary advertising has been completed and other agencies have had time to comment, the application will be decided by either issuing a Planning Permit, issuing a Notice of Decision to issue a Permit or Refuse to Grant a Permit.
A Permit can be issued either with or without conditions and the proposal can begin and continue if all conditions outlined on the permit are met.