Under the Planning Act 2016, certain applications are required to be publicly notified. These are when:
Public notification provides the opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed development prior to Council making a decision. Depending on the type of application, public notification must be carried out for a minimum of 15 or 30 business days (BD). BD excludes weekends, public holidays and any day between 26 December of a year and 1 January of the next year.
The Applicant will need to advertise the development for the minimum period required and undertake the following:
For further information, please see following Guideline for Public Notification.
Note: Council considers The Townsville Bulletin to be the appropriate publication.
To assist the community, applications currently undertaking public notification are listed below. To review the application documentation associated with a particular development, please visit Development Applications (Current).
Should you wish to prepare a submission, please view the below fact sheet to ensure it is properly made.