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SSD process

Respond to Submissions

Giving the applicant a right of reply

After exhibiting a State significant development application (DA), the Department will publish all submissions online and ask the applicant to prepare a Submissions Report.

The purpose of the Submissions Report is to give the applicant an opportunity to respond to the issues raised in submissions and to help the consent authority evaluate the merits of the DA.

In preparing the Submissions Report, the applicant may:

  • undertake further community engagement
  • undertake further assessment
  • refine or amend the design of the project.

The Submissions Report should include an analysis of the issues raised in submissions, a description of what the applicant has done since exhibition to address these issues, and an updated evaluation of the merits of the project incorporating the findings of any further assessment or community engagement.

The Submissions Report must be easy to understand and give genuine and proper consideration to the issues raised in submissions.

Once complete, the applicant must lodge the Submissions Report online.

Click Below to view the summary of this process .