Note - A hand written letter, voicing your individual concerns counts the same as a petition with many signatures.
Your Letter Counts!

(It doesn't have to be complex, just simple points of objection and most importantly, send it!)

Sample Letter..

Your Name
Your Address
Your Town State & Postcode
Your other contact details (not necessary)

The Date

To.. The General Manager
Shoalhaven City Council
P O Box 42 NOWRA  NSW  2541

File Number DA 09/2077

Dear Sir,
                    I object to the Development Proposal DA09/2077 on the following grounds..
7.   Etc, etc..

Yours sincerely

Your signature (important)
Your name
NOTE.. Try to state valid facts and concerns. Do not use any defamatory statements. Post your submission well before the 13/10/09 so it arrives before the submission cut off.  (It's that simple)                  

 Some information about the D.A. that may Concern you and help with your letter content (below). Also see Submissions Page for more detailed information.

Summary of Fact sabout the Unwanted Shoalhaven Mega Tip
• The DA is for a Non- Putrescible Waste Facility at
the quarry on the end of Gumden Lane.
• Initially to receive 50,000 tonnes growing to 100,000
tonnes p/a  in 20 to 30 years time
• Material includes residual building waste that
cannot be recycled including lead based paint,
treated timber, containers previously containing
dangerous goods, fibreglass, plastics, building cavity
dust, gross pollutants collected from stormwater
treatment devices. The classification is - General
solid waste (non-putrescible). For a full list see www.
• This will result in 11,000 trucks or over 20,000 truck
movements entering and leaving the highway at the
Island Point Rd Bypass intersection, traveling along
the bypass and into Gumden Lane. The trucks will be
10 and 20 tonne and one every 12 minutes. There is
no safe egress for pedestrians or bike riders along this
• The waste will come from Bega in the south, all of
the Illawarra, Wingecarribee and possibly Sydney.
• The site has Tomerong Creek running through it and
this leads directly into St Georges Basin. It is also in
the catchment of Jervis Bay.
• This is an industrial activity in a rural zone that will
generate ground, water, air and noise pollution.
• The mega tip will diminish the quality of life, damage
local roads and decrease the value of land and
property in the whole Bay and Basin area.

To see what other Concerned Shoalhaven Residents have Written see.. http://www.notomerongtip.com/submissions.html

or download and print the 'sample_letter' proforma below...
File Size: 65 kb
File Type: doc
Download File

Council submission guidelines

Excerpt from the Council Website   http://www3.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/DES/modules/applicationmaster/support/submissionInfo.htm
Making a submission Council’s Community Consultation Policy sets out details of when a Development Application is required to be either Notified as applies to advising surrounding owners or Advertised as applies to a broader form of notification.

Where a submission is received during the period stated for the receipt of submissions, the assessment of the application will take into account the issues raised in a submission.

Not all Development Applications are notified or advertised. In those cases any submissions received will be noted but will not necessarily be taken into consideration during the assessment of the application.

You are encouraged to make your submission on this DA electronically. In the interest of public transparency please note that your (any) submission in its entirety will be available to the applicant or other interested persons on request and will also be made available on Council’s internet site, as per Council’s resolution of 28 February 2006. Note that all submissions that are not electronically made will also be scanned and published on Council’s internet site.

Pre-printed form letters which have been individually signed, or petitions, will be scanned and published only as a summary, and be considered but not formally acknowledged.

Please restrict your submission/s to environmental and planning concerns relating to the DA and refrain from providing specific private, defamatory and risk to security information.

You are encouraged, as is the applicant, to discuss with each other any matters that may be of concern.

Submissions may be made by using the online facilities provided from the DA Tracking site or by letter or facsimile addressed to Council. In order to advise you of the outcome of the application assessment and determination you are required to advise your name and contact details.

Where submissions are made by email with attachments both will be published, however, in some cases, part of the email will appear in a code form and will not be readable.

As a result of amendments to the EP&A Act 1979 and Local Government (LG) Act 1993 which commence 1st October 2008, all relevant planning applications (eg, LEPs, Section 94 Plans, DCPs and development applications or modifications) and all relevant public submissions are required to disclose information relating to all reportable political donations and gifts (if any) made by any person with a financial interest in the application or submission within two (2) years before the application or submission is made and ending when the application is determined. If the political donations and gifts were made after the application or submission was made, the disclosure must be made within seven (7) days after the donations and gifts were made. The disclosure relates to:

  • all reportable political donations made to any local councillor, and
  • all gifts made to any local councillor or employee.

It is an offence if a disclosure of a reportable political donation or gift is not made. Information whether you are required to make a disclosure and a copy of the disclosure form are available at Disclosure of Political Donations and Gifts , or you may contact Council’s Development and Environmental Services Group on 4429 3111.

Note that in accordance with the Act, your disclosure will be made available to the public via Council’s website.