Guide to aid residents when giving feedback

A NEW guide to help residents have their say on planning matters, has been launched by Canterbury Bankstown Council.

Mayor Khal Asfour says the Community Participation Plan (CPP) provides a clear outline for the community to better understand the council’s planning processes and how they can provide feedback on individual DAs and new planning controls for their area.
“Not everyone understands how the NSW Planning system works and the processes involved, so the aim of our new CPP is to explain them.
“By doing that, we hope even more residents will take the time to view and comment on proposed development applications and other planning matters, which will impact on them and their families.
“In the end, the feedback from residents is vitally important in shaping our City for the future and being better informed when making planning decisions.”
As part of the CPP, residents can stay up-to-date with current planning processes by: Accessing the exhibitions of all strategic planning material online at; visiting Campsie and Bankstown Customer Service Centres, Bankstown and Campsie Library and Knowledge Centres, and Riverwood Library and Community Hub, to use the digital viewing kiosks for all development applications; attending engagement workshops and council meetings; and as of 2020, view council meetings online.
For more information on the plan, visit