Development Applications

Development Applications subject to public notification


Public notification is required to be undertaken for impact assessable applications.

During the public notification period, the community can make submissions about a development application to the assessment manager (Torres Shire Council), who will consider the submission when making their decision. 

The submissions must be ‘properly made’.

A ‘properly made’ submission must:

  • Be made to the assessment manager (Torres Shire Council)
  • Be signed by each person who made the submission
  • Be received by Torres Shire Council during the formal public notification period
  • State the name and residential or business street address of each person who made the submission
  • State one postal or electronic address for Council to send correspondence to
  • State what aspects of the proposed development you support or oppose and why, using facts and circumstances

To submit, you can;

Email to

Post to PO Box 171 Thursday Island

Drop in to Torres Council office at 68 Douglas Street, Thursday Island



Development Applications