Guide to making submissions

Have your say

  • The City welcomes submissions from the public on its policies and projects on exhibition. There is no set format for submissions – it may be electronic or hand written and can include attachments or multimedia such as photos or a video presentation. Oral submissions can be made through arrangement with the contact officer responsible for the public exhibition item. Submissions in languages other than English will also be accepted.
  • Your submission may contain facts, opinions, arguments and recommendations. However your submission should be relevant to the policy, project or issue being proposed.
  • The City asks that you provide your name and address or the details of the organisation you represent with your submission. Public access to your personal details is constrained by privacy and freedom of information laws. Council will not disseminate your personal information without your consent, however, Council may categorise your submission information under identifiers such as 'local resident' or 'CBD business'.
  • Submission content is not confidential. Your submission content may be made publicly available and may appear in full or in part on Council's website or in future publications. However if you want your submission content to remain confidential, you must clearly state this in writing along with the reasons.
  • Anonymous submissions will not be accepted by the City. Nor will the City reproduce any comments it considers offensive or defamatory. If you wish to make a complaint about any material released then please see our complaints policy.
  • Submissions will be kept on Council files. Access to/correction of your submission should be made under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.
  • Specific guidelines also exist for development applications. See the DA guidelines on this website.

Last updated: Friday, 10 March 2017