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Development applications are assessed with regard to Section 4.15 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
This includes such matters as:
Council's document, What you need to know about the Development Application Process provides an explanation of the development assessment process. It explains the determination process, answers frequently asked questions about the role submissions have in the process and may assist you to understand what can appear to be a very technical and complex process.
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City of Newcastle acknowledges that we operate on the grounds of the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
CN reiterates its commitment to address disadvantages and attain justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.