Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors voted to place on public exhibition a proposal to amend the notification process for planning proposals.
Council’s Deputy General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Development Services, Mark Pepping explained the purpose of the proposed Amendment adopted at the Council Meeting of Wednesday 8 August 2018.
“Each month Council assesses hundreds of Development Applications,” he said. “As part of this process, in certain circumstances, Council is required to notify surrounding residents and businesses.”
“The major aim of these proposed administrative changes is to re-look at who and how we notify residents when processing these development applications,” Mr Pepping said.
“We have also had to respond to changes in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as a result of changes introduced on 1 March this year”.
One of the key changes of the proposed Amendment is to remove Planning Proposals and Voluntary Planning Agreement notifications that are covered under other policies. Another change involves discontinuing notification of dwelling house applications within new residential release area estates.
“In focussing our notification process and community engagement activities, Council will be able to expedite the processing of low-impact development applications and provide quicker turnaround for customers,” Mr Pepping added.
To see the full list of proposed amendments or to view a copy of the suggested amendments visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/whats-on-public-exhibition or in person at the Moss Vale Civic Centre.
The Amendment will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days until 10 September 2018.
Feedback and submissions can be made via:
- email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or in writing addressed to the General Manager – Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141, Moss Vale , 2577
“We encourage anyone interested in this process to take a moment, read the proposed Amendment and comment by the closing date.”
Following the close of the exhibition period, all responses will be collated and included in a final report to be presented to Council.
For further information contact Council’s Duty Planner on phone 4868 0888.