- you disagree with it
- the decision wasn’t made within 8 weeks (13 weeks for a major development, eg 10 or more dwellings or a building of more than 1,000 square metres)
There’s no fee for appealing.
Only the person who made the application can appeal. If you didn’t apply, you can comment on an appeal instead.
Deadline for appealing
You must appeal within 6 months of either:
- the date of the decision
- when the decision was due, if you didn’t get one within 8 weeks (13 weeks for a major development)
When you can expect a decision
Once your appeal is validated, you’ll normally get a decision within 24 weeks.