Notifications & Comments

Development may be advertised and/or notified at the discretion of City of Newcastle (CN) where it is considered appropriate given the nature of the proposal.

The minimum advertising and or notification period for development applications is 14 days.

CN will notify adjoining owners and/or occupiers where it is of the opinion that the use or enjoyment of their land may be detrimentally affected by the proposal.

The Community Participation Plan contains more information on the public participation process.

In forming an opinion to notify adjoining owners and/or occupiers CN will take the impacts on the following matters into consideration:

  • Obstruction of views
  • Sunlight
  • Privacy
  • Noise, odour, light or other pollution
  • Visual impact, streetscape and local character
  • Traffic and access
  • Ground levels
  • Stormwater and watercourse issues
  • Natural and man-made hazards.

The assessment of development applications will consider any submissions made by adjoining owners/occupiers and other interested persons in response to public notification procedures.

Residents and ratepayers are given the opportunity to voice their opinions about developments directly to Councillors at a Council meeting, under certain circumstances. This opportunity is called a Public Voice Session.

Go to the Comments and Objections page to find out more on how to make a submission to Council.

For more information on how you can be kept informed on Development Applications lodged in your local area you can access our Planning Alerts page.