Development applications lodged with Brisbane City Council are being flooded with proforma submissions in a bid to sway the council’s decision to approve or reject applications, but submitters may be wasting their time.
- Residents can give their opinions on impact-assessable developments lodged in Brisbane
- Some developments can receive hundreds of submissions
- Experts say the system isn’t perfect but provides democratic input for residents
While one social policy and digital technology expert warns the online system could be susceptible to bots or spamming, urban planners say many submissions don’t meet the criteria for consideration at all.
Many development applications are considered impact-assessable, meaning the sentiments of…