Anyone can make a submission on a development application involving impact assessable development.
In order to be able to appeal the decision on the development application in the Planning and Environment Court, each submission must be properly made, that is, it must:
be made to the assessment manager, usually the local government, before the end of the public notification period
be written (or typed) and signed by each person who made the submission
state the name and residential or business address of each person who made the submission
state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds
A person who made the submission may, by written notice, amend the submission during the notification period; or withdraw the submission at any time before a decision about the application is made.