DELWP is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information. For more information read DELWP's Information Privacy Policy.

The personal information in your comments is collected by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to administer the public consultation process only. For transparency and accountability, your comments may be published on the DELWP website which is accessible worldwide. Any person may view your comments. Your comments may remain on external servers, even once your comments are removed from the DELWP website.

All comments are public documents and may be accessed by any member of the public unless you request and your comments are given confidential status.

You can request access to your personal information by contacting DELWP’s Freedom of Information Unit by phone on (03) 9208 3112 or email foi@delwp.vic.gov.au

Comments by an organisation

If you are making comments as an organisation your comments may be published, including the name of your organisation. The Department may consider an application for comments to be published anonymously in exceptional circumstances.

If you are making comment as an organisation and DELWP decides to publish the comments received on this website then your comments may be published, including the name of your organisation. The Department may consider an application for comments submitted on behalf of an organisation to be published anonymously in exceptional circumstances.

Comments by an individual

If you are making comments as an individual please indicate in your email how you wish DELWP to treat your information:

  • I agree that my comments can be published openly with my name and suburb/town but no other details
  • I request my comments to be published anonymously with my suburb/town but no other details
  • I request that my comments not be published and my submission will only be disclosed to DELWP officers and any working groups formed for the Planning Implementation team.

IMPORTANT: Selecting the last privacy option above does not guarantee that confidentiality will be granted. DELWP will consider requests for confidentiality on a case by case basis. Please provide reasons why your comments should not be published and also state whether you would like your comments to be published anonymously or withdrawn if you are not granted confidentiality.