Land remediation update
Now that the Pigeon Valley fire is controlled, we will be working towards remediating damage caused by the fire and equipment used to contain it. Landowners/leaseholders need to initially utilise their insurance cover. Where there is no cover or the cover is insufficient, the next alternative is to ...

Notified consents and hearings

Council will decide whether or not to "notify" your application - to make it public and invite feedback - based on the relevant rules, the activity classification, and the scale and effects of the activity.

There are three "tracks" your consent can follow. The three paths are:

1. Non-notified No members of the public are involved and / or you have got the written approval of all the affected persons. Sometimes a non-notified consent is fast-tracked, if it meets several criteria. Most of our consents are non-notified.
2. Limited notification Only persons who we identify as affected can submit on your proposal.
3. Publicly notified Your proposal is advertised and anyone can make a submission.


What happens when an application is "notified"?

Publicly notified consents
Limited notification consents
When does a notified consent have a hearing?
Direct referral to the Environment Court

If there is a hearing, how will it work?

What happens before the hearing?
What happens at the hearing?
What happens after the hearing?
Advice for anyone appearing at a hearing

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