Making a Submission

If you would like to make a submission on a particular development application, please ensure you are familiar with the details of the proposed development. 

The plans that are sent as part of the notification letter are a sample of the details available. All materials submitted with a Development Application are open for public review during the exhibition period at Customer Services Counter, City of Botany Bay Council offices, 141 Coward Street, Mascot, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) at the Eastgardens Library.

Please note that any person may make a submission with respect to a development application within the exhibition period whether the person has or has not been notified.

When you make a submission, please:

  • quote the application number and the address of the site.
  • provide your name, address, contact phone number and where possible your email address.
  • clearly state the impacts that the proposal will have upon the amenity of your property or residence, preferably in point form.
  • provide suggestions as to how the development could be changed or improved to address your concern
  • be relevant (civil disputes between neighbours or private rights such as covenants cannot be considered).
  • deliver your submission to Council before 4:30pm on the closing date for submission (allow for postage delays).
  • provide a Political Donations and Gift Disclosure Requirements form if relevant. 

Please not that all submissions must be in writing

How to send your submission

Submissions must be made in writing and include contact details in order for Council to notify respondents or head petitioners of a group petition of Council’s decision on the subject development application.

Submissions can be mailed to :

Director  - City Planning and Environment
City of Botany Bay Council
141 Coward Street
Mascot NSW 2020

In person:

Lodge to the Customer Services Counter at the City of Botany Bay, 141 Coward Street, Mascot, 2020.

Submissions can also be emailed to Please reference the Development Application Number and the address of the development site in the subject line.

Council does not acknowledge submissions, however the Assessment Officer will consider each submission when making the assessment. If necessary, the Assessment Officer may contact you to request access to your property to view your concerns (so please always provide your contact details).

Confidentiality of Submissions

Submissions are not confidential. Any submission received will be summarised in a report to the Council’s Development Committee considering the application; and the location of objectors will be indicated in the report.

Pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, submissions in response to the notification of Development Applications are accessible to other parties. A person making a submission may include their name and address but request under section 739 of the Local Government Act 1993, that in any public release of the material that their place of living be omitted. This provision is only available if the person considers that disclosure places the personal safety of the person or member of the person’s family at risk and must be verified by a statutory declaration.

For further information regarding submissions and notification relating to Development Applications, please see the Botany Bay Development Control Plan 2013 Part 2 Notification and Advertising.