Public Voice sessions provide an opportunity for members of the public to make presentations to Council on Development Applications (DAs) that are to be determined by CN’s Development Applications Committee at a future meeting.
Public Briefing sessions provide an opportunity for members of the public to make short presentations relating to significant issues of a general, strategic or policy nature, including in relation to planning proposals relevant to CN's functions, facilities or services.
Note: The Council does not make decisions at a Public Voice or Public Briefing session. These sessions are an opportunity for discussion only.
How to apply?
We encourage all applicants, prior to submitting an application, to review the Public Voice and Public Briefings Policy. This provides further detail of the procedure for applying, assessment criteria and alternative options available to you.
Applications can be made by completing a Public Voice or Public Briefings Application form.
If a Public Voice or Public Briefing session is available, you will be advised of the scheduled date, together with general information about making your presentation.
Current Term of Council
Public Voice Application Outcomes - 2021-2024
Public Briefing Application Outcomes - 2021-2024
Public Voice and Public Briefing Outcomes 2018-2022.
Webcasting of Public Voice and Public Briefing meetings
City of Newcastle is streaming live video and audio of our Committee Meetings including Public Voice and Public Briefing. View current and past Committee meetings recordings here.