For grant of a discretionary permit the Burnie planning authority must notify all adjoining owners and occupiers, place a notice on the site, and place a notice in the Advocate newspaper; providing a period of 14-days during which any interested person may inspect the application.
Anyone may make a representation (in favour of or against) a discretionary application during the 14 day exhibition period.
Representations in writing, must be received before close of the specified exhibition period.
A representation must relate to the discretionary matter in the Tasmanian Planning Scheme for that application.
You can lodge representation clearly marked “Representation Land Use Permit Application - (reference number)” –
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by post addressed to –
Burnie City Council
PO Box 973,
Burnie TAS 7320; or
- by delivery to City Offices, 80 Wilson Street, Burnie.
The planning authority will advise you of the outcome of your representation and its decision on the permit application.
A person who has made a representation and who is dissatisfied with a decision of the planning authority may appeal that decision to the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal.
Please note - the planning authority is not required to notify a permit application if the use or development does not require a permit, or if a permit is not discretionary. There is no right for an adjoining owner or occupier, or for any other person, to view the application or to make a representation in relation to that application.