Comment or object to a development proposal

How to prepare feedback to the City of Sydney about proposed works.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

Before you start

Privacy concerns

Comments and objections are NOT kept confidential. We release comments when a request is made in accordance with privacy laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

When we do release a comment, we withhold contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish that all personal details or identifying information be withheld from the public, please let us know.

Comments are routinely placed on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s concurrence and referral portal. Even when confidentiality has been requested, personal information within these copies will be available to applicants and external agencies.

After you finish

We’ll notify you when we’ve received your comment.

Your feedback will be carefully considered as part of the assessment process to determine the application.


If amendments to an application are minor or reduce impacts, you won’t be notified.

Wherever possible, people who have made comments will be notified when an application is to be determined by the Local Planning Panel or the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

Due to the short timeframe between an agenda being published and the meeting taking place, it is not always practical to post a letter to people who have commented. We ask that you include a daytime telephone number or an email address, so we can contact you quickly.

When a final determination is made about an application, everyone who commented is informed of the outcome. For applications determined by the Local Planning Panel or Central Sydney Planning Committee, Council business papers are available online.

Useful contacts

To find out more about a specific application and its progress, please contact:

  • Planning assessment unit
  • 02 9265 9333

To find out when the next committee meeting is scheduled or request time to speak at the meeting, please contact:

  • Secretariat unit
  • 02 9265 9333