Amendments to the community participation plan

We invite your feedback on proposed changes to remove the requirement to notify planning matters in newspapers.

Project Status: Under review

Public consultation period to

What we’re doing

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.

Draft amended community participation planPDF · 2.22 MB · Last modified

How you can give feedback

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 [email protected] 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.