Make a Submission
Before you make a submission
The below steps outline the process of making a submission:
1. Review the proposal
Before you make a
submission, read the information supporting the application and view the
plans. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what is being
You can track the status of any application we are assessing via the Application Tracker. Supporting documentation and plans are available on the Application Tracker by searching on the map or by entering the application number, address, lot and DP number or date lodged as an example. If you require assistance please contact Council's Customer Experience Team on (02) 6801 4000 during normal business hours.
2. Seek clarification
In most instances,
the applicant will be your neighbour. You may be able to clarify
details or resolve concerns by discussing the proposal with them
can also contact the Council Officer assessing the application. Contact
details of the nominated officer are included in the development
notification letter received or public notice published.
Your submission must outline the reasons why you support or object to the application. The reasons you provide will be carefully considered during assessment of the application. Do not make offensive or defamatory comments.
Group petitions can be submitted, but will not be considered as a submission and will be treated separately. If a petition is submitted, the person who submits it will be the designated point of contact for all future correspondence.
All submissions must be received by close of business on the last day of the exhibition period, unless otherwise stated. Late submissions are not considered by Council.
Submissions are NOT confidential (excepted for your contact number, email address and signature).
of submissions may also be forwarded to the applicant. They can address
the issues raised by way of comments or amendments to the application.
need to advise us within your submission if you wish for any
information that may identify you to be withheld from the public.
Persons have the right to remain anonymous if they so choose by refraining from submitting their personal information, however, the submission may be given less weight in the overall assessment and considerations.
4. Declaration of political donations and gifts
You are required
to disclose information if you or an associate have made any political
donations and gifts to a Councillor or Council employee during the two
years prior to making your submission.
5. Lodging a submission
Submissions must be addressed to Council's Chief Executive Officer. Please include the application number you wish to comment on. You must also provide your:
- Phone number
Send your submission via email to email@example.com or to:
Dubbo Regional Council
PO Box 81
DUBBO NSW 2830
Once the exhibition period has ended, you will receive a submission confirmation. Council will not answer questions you may have included in your submission, but will consider the matters raised as part of the assessment process.
You will also be notified of the outcome of the application when it is determined. If the application is amended, it may be re-exhibited (at Council's discretion).
Last Edited: 30 Nov 2021