Amendments to the community participation plan

Amendments to the community participation plan


This consultation is open for contributions.

We invite your feedback on proposed changes to the community participation plan, which will remove the requirement to notify planning matters in newspapers.

The community participation plan sets out all our community participation requirements under planning legislation, including minimum consultation periods and notification requirements. It applies to planning proposals, contributions plans, draft development control plans, planning agreements and development applications.

The proposed changes are in response to recent changes to planning legislation by the NSW Government. These removed the requirement for councils to place notices in local papers for planning matters. The proposed changes also respond to reduced circulation of local newspapers.

The plan continues the opportunity for the community to meaningfully participate and contribute to the planning process through notifications on our website and notices mailed to neighbours.

How you can give feedback

You can view the proposed amendments and give your feedback by completing an online form.

Online form

Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020.

You can also email submissions to or post to:

Chief Executive Officer
Attention: Michelle Cramsie, Specialist Planner
City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2000.
Submissions should quote Reference X036682 – Amendments to Community Participation Plan.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

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Key dates

Public consultation period
22 July to 19 August


Michelle Cramsie
Specialist Planner
02 9265 9333

Covid-19 response

We’re changing how we consult and connect with our communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We know our residents, workers and visitors are focused on social distancing and health and wellbeing, and many are experiencing economic stress.

While how we consult with you may look a little different, we still want to hear from you and provide plenty of opportunities to have your say on the projects and programs that affect you.

Last updated: Wednesday, 22 July 2020