Having your say
If you are affected by a planning permit application, you can influence what is proposed and what gets approved: any person can inspect the plans and make a submission about an application if they have concerns about it, and an objector also has the right to have a planning decision reviewed.
By talking to and negotiating with the permit applicant and the council planner, you may be able to avoid making a submission.
You have an opportunity to inspect plans and lodge a submission if the application for a permit is advertised.
A submission is a written statement explaining your views about the application and how you may be affected if a permit is granted.