Community Participation Plan

Community participation in the planning system

The  Community Participation Plan (CPP) replaces Section 8.00 of the Newcastle DCP 2012 and covers how and when the City of Newcastle will engage with the community across the planning functions it performs under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979).  Planning functions include plan making and making decisions on proposed development.

The level and extent of community participation will vary depending on the community, the nature of the proposal under consideration and potential impacts of the decision.

The CPP is operational from 25 November 2019, please refer to the plan for revised participation requirements.