Making a submission to the Commission

The Commission invites submissions on reviews from members of the community and stakeholders, and uses this feedback to inform its findings and recommendations. All requests for submissions are posted on this website.

Most of these submissions are made publicly available on this website. The Commission may not publish certain submissions (or parts of submissions) due to an assessment of length, content, appropriateness or confidentiality.

How to make a submission

While there is no standard format for submissions, they should clearly indicate which review they relate to. Where possible, provide evidence, such as relevant data and documentation, to support your views. While every submission is welcome, multiple identical submissions do not carry more weight than the merits of an argument in a single submission.

The Commission prefers to receive submissions electronically, using online submission form.

Alternatively, submissions can be provided as follows:

  • Email:
  • Fax: (02) 9228 4970
  • Mail: Natural Resources Commission, GPO Box 5341, Sydney NSW 2001

Submissions must be provided by the published closing date for submissions to allow the Commission sufficient time to consider the issues involved before making findings and recommendations.

Confidential or sensitive submissions

The Commission treats all submissions as public and makes them available this website, unless a submission is clearly marked confidential or it contains material that is defamatory, offensive or in breach of any law.

Requests for access to confidential submissions will be determined in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). The GIPA Act replaces the Freedom of Information Act 1989 and encourages government transparency through the proactive release of information to the public.

Privacy policy

All personal information the Commission receives in submissions is treated in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1988. The Commission is required under this Act to use personal information submitted by members of the public carefully and for relevant, lawful purposes only.

Personal information is any information from which an individual’s identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained. It may include an individual’s name, email or postal address, and other identifiable information, as well as their opinions and ideas.

The Commission generally removes an individual’s email address, postal address and telephone number before publishing the submission.

For further details, see the Commission's privacy policy.