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Development assessment 2

The SSD process

Exhibit DA

Giving the community a say on the merits of an SSD project


Community participation is an essential part of the State significant development (SSD) assessment process.

All development applications (DAs) for SSD must be exhibited for at least 28 days. The exhibition provides an opportunity for the community to have their say. During the exhibition period, anyone can make a written submission on the project.

During the exhibition period, the department will:

  • publish the DA and EIS online
  • notify and advertise the public exhibition in accordance with the requirements in the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and associated Regulation.

The department also notifies relevant government agencies of the exhibition and may hold a community information session or meet with key stakeholders to get a better understanding of community views on the project.

People can also subscribe for updates on the progress of the project.