Privacy of information

Cardinia Shire Council protects your privacy in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. Your information will not be used for any purpose other than the purpose for which it is intended unless disclosure of such is permitted or required by legislation.

You must not submit the personal information or copyright material of any other party without their informed consent.

Submissions and objections related to planning notifications

Your submission and the personal information contained within it is collected by Council for municipal purposes as specified in the Local Government Act and for the purposes of the planning process as set out in the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

It is important to note that under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act) submissions to planning scheme amendments and objections to planning permit applications are public documents. The need to respect an individual's privacy must be balanced with the need for transparency.

Requirements to make documents available for inspection

  • In relation to planning scheme amendments, Section 21(2) of the Act states:

The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available in accordance with the public availability requirements until the end of 2 months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses.

  • In relation to planning permit applications, Section 57(5) of the Act states:

The responsible authority must make a copy of every objection available in accordance with the public availability requirements.

The planning process and information sharing

During the course of the planning scheme amendment or planning permit application process your submission or objection, including your personal information, may be disclosed to the following government agencies. Please ensure you read their privacy policies. Our privacy statement does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the privacy practises of any external organisations.

Your acknowledgement

In making a submission or lodging an objection you acknowledge that you have read and agree with this privacy collection notice and that you understand that the information you provide is for the purposes as stated.

Access to and correction of your personal information

The submitter/objector may apply to Council for access to view and/or amend their information. Requests should be made to Council's Privacy Officer on 1300 787 624 or

Further privacy information

Please also read our Privacy Policy page.