Process and deadlines for public speaking at Development Control Committee

This information must be read in conjunction with the Policy for Public Attendance and Speaking at Committee Meetings.

Process for objectors and supporters

If you are not the applicant or applicant’s agent, to speak at Committee you must:

  • Have made written comments; and
  • Have registered to speak by the published deadline (see below); and
  • Have confirmed your attendance by the deadline we will provide to you if you have registered

If you have not done all of the above you will not be able to speak.

Step 1: Making written comments

You must:

You can:

We will:

  • Display representations we receive on the relevant application on our website

We will not:

  • Send acknowledgement letters

Step 2: Registering to speak

You must:

  • Write to us stating you want to speak at Committee by no later than 9am Monday nine days before Committee day (see dates overleaf)

You can:

  • Register at any time before the deadline

We will:

  • Notify you of the Committee date by letter if you have registered
  • Ask you to confirm your attendance before a particular date

We will not:

  • Notify you of the Committee date if you have not registered

Step 3: Confirming your attendance

You must:

  • Confirm your attendance to us by the date in our letter
  • Arrange with other people registered how you will share speaking time

We will:

  • Provide your contact details to anyone else registered to speak so you can agree how time will be shared if necessary (no more than two people can speak)
  • Remove you from the list of speakers if you do not confirm your attendance

We will not:

  • Follow up if you do not confirm your attendance by the deadline
  • Attempt to coordinate speakers who cannot agree how to share speaking time

Process for applicants and agents

If you are an applicant we will notify you (or your agent instead) that your application is being considered at Committee only if there is an objector registered to speak.

If you are an applicant/applicant’s agent and wish to speak at Committee when someone is not speaking in objection, you can do so, but you must:

  • Have registered to speak by the published deadline (see below); and
  • Have confirmed your attendance by the deadline we will provide to you if you have registered

Committee dates and deadlines 2022 and 2023

List of applications, planners' reports and recommendations published on our website

Public speaking registration deadline (9am)

Full committee agenda and papers published

Committee meeting (first Wednesday of each month)

Thursday 22 September 2022

Monday 26 September 2022

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Wednesday 05 October 2022

Thursday 20 October 2022

Monday 24 October 2022

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Wednesday 02 November 2022

Thursday 24 November 2022

Monday 28 November 2022

Tuesday 29 November 2022

Wednesday 07 December 2022

Thursday 19 January 2023

Monday 23 January 2023

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Wednesday 01 February 2023

Thursday 16 February 2023

Monday 20 February 2023

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Wednesday 01 March 2023

Thursday 23 March 2023

Monday 27 March 2023

Tuesday 28 March 2023

Wednesday 05 April 2023

Thursday 20 April 2023

Monday 24 April 2023

Tuesday 25 April 2023

Wednesday 03 May 2023

Thursday 25 May 2023

Tuesday 30 May 2023

Tuesday 30 May 2023

Wednesday 07 June 2023

Thursday 22 June 2023

Monday 26 June 2023

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Wednesday 05 July 2023

Thursday 20 July 2023

Monday 24 July 2023

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Wednesday 02 August 2023

Thursday 24 August 2023

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Wednesday 06 September 2023

Thursday 21 September 2023

Monday 25 September 2023

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Wednesday 04 October 2023

Thursday 19 October 2023

Monday 23 October 2023

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Wednesday 01 November 2023

Thursday 23 November 2023

Monday 27 November 2023

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Wednesday 06 December 2023

Viewing reports and agenda papers

Planner’s reports and recommendations are published on the webpage for the relevant application 13 days before Committee (

Full Committee Agendas and papers are published on our website five working days before Committee (