Community participation is an essential part of the state significant development (SSD) assessment process.
All development applications (DAs) for an 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 environmental impact statement on the planning portal
- notify and advertise the public exhibition in accordance with the requirements in the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and associated Regulation.
The department also seeks advice from relevant government agencies and may meet with key stakeholders to get a better understanding of community views on each project.
People can subscribe for updates on the progress of each project.
For more information on how you can have your say on a development application and how the department will manage and consider submissions, view the department’s Submissions Policy.