The Commission has no policy-making function and the scope of its decision making is bound by legislation and guided by government policy.
Consider the reputation of an applicant or whether they are a ‘fit and proper person’
The Commission’s determination only relates to the proposed use of the relevant land.
Undertake whole-of-government assessments
This is done by the Planning Secretary on behalf of the Commission. This arrangement is recognised by the Minister in the Statement of Expectations for the Commission.
Enforce conditions of consent
The Commission has no role in enforcing conditions but will always aim to impose conditions that work in practice.
We recognise the importance of community participation in our decision-making process. Using our ‘Have Your Say’ form is the easiest way for you to make a submission on cases currently before the Commission.