Horsham Rural City Council collects information from organisations and individuals during an amendment process through submissions made to an amendment. Submissions may be hand written, electronic (both written and audio-visual) and often contain images, maps and plans. Submissions frequently contain personal information which at times may be sensitive for commercial, health or other reasons.
Natural justice and transparency are important parts of the amendment process. Under section 21(2) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic), Council must make all submissions to an amendment available to view by any person at its offices for a period of two months after the amendment is gazetted or lapses. This includes all personal names, telephone and address details, unless specifically requested to be deleted prior to the submission being made publicly available.
If you do not provide your name and address, the Council will not be able to consider your submission.
Use of your personal information
In accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and Health Records Act 2001 (Vic), the personal information submitted by you is being collected by Horsham Rural City Council for the submission process and it will not be disclosed to any other external party without your consent, except as a requirement of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Vic). This includes disclosing your personal information upon request (name and phone number only) to any person during the amendment process.
If you do not provide your name and address Council will not be able to consider your submission.
You can gain access to the personal information you have provided to Horsham Rural City Council and if you wish to alter it, please contact Strategic Planning on (03) 5382 9777.