Committee Meetings

Council allows residents and ratepayers the chance to voice opinions directly to Councillors at a Council meeting under certain circumstances.

This opportunity is called a Public Voice Session. The purpose of the Public Voice Session is to:

  • Allow Council to hear directly from affected parties of their concerns regarding proposed development and also hear from the developers in response
  • Allow individuals or organisations to present information about new ideas or recent developments relevant to local government
  • Promote balanced decision making in relation to planning and development proposals. 

If you wish to apply for a Public Voice Session please complete the Public Voice application form.

Applications for public voice in relation to planning and development matters must be lodged prior to the end of the applicable notification period (as specified in the Development Control Plan, Element 3.01 - Public Participation).

You will need to tell Council what you wish to talk about on the application form and identify the names, phone numbers or other contact details for each speaker (generally not more than 2).

You will be asked to confirm your attendance at the Public Voice Session on the scheduled date for and be given general information about how to make an address.

Your privacy

The  Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998  (PPIP Act) came into operation on 1 July 2000.

Information contained in any submission made to Council in relation to a DA may be 'personal information' for the purposes of the PPIP Act.

Details of any submission, including your personal information, may be made available to:

  • Officers within the Council for the purpose of assessing your submission
  • Consultants who may be working for Council
  • The applicant/owner or their appointed representatives.

Documents
 Public Voice Policy (pdf)

Links
 Privacy and Personal Information Protect Act 1998

Committee

07:30 PM Monday, 19 Dec 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Extraordinary Development Applications Committee Agenda
Supplementary Reports Distributed under Separate Cover
Meeting Notice Extraordinary Council meeting 19 December 2016
Minutes

Committee

08:20 AM Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Extraordinary Development Applications Committee Agenda
Extraordinary Development Applications Committee Agenda
Supplementary Reports Distributed under Separate Cover (Combined)
Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

AgendaPDF
Public-Voice-Committee-Agenda-18-October-2016
Briefing-Committee-meeting-agenda-18-October-2016
Minutes
Minutes of Public Voice Committee
Minutes of Briefing Committee

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Development Applications Committee 20 September 2016
Minutes
Minutes of Development Applications Committee

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Development-Applications-Committee-meeting-agenda-16-August-2016
Minutes
Development Applications Committee Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle

AgendaPDF
Public Voice Committee Agenda
Briefing Committee Agenda
Development Applications Committee Agenda
Minutes
Development Applications Committee Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 21 Jun 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle

AgendaPDF
Public Voice Committee Agenda
Development Applications Committee Agenda
Minutes
Minutes of Development Applications Committee
Record of Public Voice Proceedings

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Public Voice Committee Agenda
Briefing Committee Agenda - WITHDRAWN
Development Applications Committee Agenda
Minutes
Public Voice Committee Minutes
Deveopment Applications Committee Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Public-Voice-Committee
Development-Applications-Committee-Agenda
Minutes
Minutes Development Applications Committee

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, CIty Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle

AgendaPDF
No Committee meeting for 15 March 2016
Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Briefing Committee Agenda
Development Applications Committee
Minutes
Minutes of Briefing Committee Meeting
Minutes of Development Applications Committee Meeting

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Public-Voice-Agenda-17-November-2015
Minutes
Minutes of Public Voice Committee

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Briefing Committee Agenda
Development Applications Committee Agenda
Minutes
Minutes of Briefing Committee
Minutes of Development Applications Committee

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Public Voice Committee Agenda
Briefing Committee Agenda
Minutes
Combined Public Voice Committee Agenda and Minutes
Combined Briefing Committee Agenda and Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Minutes
Combined Agenda and Minutes Briefing Committee
Combined Agenda and Minutes Development Applications Committee

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 09 Jun 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Minutes
Combined Briefing Committee Agenda and Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Minutes
Combined Public Voice Agenda and Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Minutes
Combined Development Applications Committee Agenda and Minutes 28 April 2015

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Public Voice Committee Agenda ** CANCELLED
Briefing Committee Agenda ** CANCELLED
Development Applications Committee Agenda ** DEFERRED TO 28 APRIL 2015
Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Minutes
Combined Briefing Committee Agenda and Minutes

Committee

05:30 PM Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle 2300

AgendaPDF
Minutes
Combined Public Voice Agenda and Minutes
Combined Briefing Committee Agenda and Minutes
Combined Development Applications Committee Agenda and Minutes