Residents can support or oppose proposed development by making a formal submission, even if they do not live in the area. A submission is a written explanation supporting or opposing a development proposal.
be in writing and signed by each person who is listed as supporting it; and
include the name and address of each person who signs it; and
state what aspects of the plan or proposed development you support or oppose and why; and
be received by Council during the formal public notification period.
Council needs to understand the reasons behind your submission. For example, if you think the type of development proposed for your area is unsuitable, you need to say why it is unsuitable, not simply that you do not like it.
A person who makes a 'properly made submission' is called the 'submitter'. Once Council considers all submissions, a copy of the decision is sent to everyone who wrote a submission; or the first person on the list of 'submitters' if the submission was signed by several people.
Submissions can be made on developments that are 'impact assessable'. Normally these are complex developments, or those that Council thinks might impact on neighbours, or be potentially unsuitable for an area. Developments that are straightforward, or considered generally suitable, are listed as 'code assessable'. Residents can make a submission on code assessable developments, however, the submitter will not have any formal rights under the Act.
You can make a submission in writing to:
Attention: Assessment Officer
Cloncurry Shire Council
PO Box 3
Cloncurry Qld 4824
A submission form is available to assist in lodging your submission.