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How long will the draft Strategy be on exhibition?
Council resolved on 24 June 2015 to exhibit draft Local Planning Strategy for eight (8) weeks. This Strategy, when adopted by Council, will replace the 2002 Wingecarribee Our Future Strategic Plan. The public exhibition period is from Wednesday 15 July to Friday 11 September 2015.
What is contained in the draft Local Planning Strategy?
The draft Local Planning Strategy provides a ‘snapshot’ of the Shire in 2015, identifies the key issues most likely to affect the Shire over the next 16 years to 2031 and offers land use options which meet our regional development obligations while also respecting community priorities and goals.
The draft Local Planning Strategy comprises two (2) Parts:
Part 1 contains eight (8) chapters:
These chapters reflect the content of the Sydney Canberra Corridor Regional Strategy, but the draft Local Planning Strategy begins with consideration the Natural Environment and Rural Lands because so much of the Shire comes under these categories.
Part Two contains a set of Precinct Plans for:
Each Precinct Plan contains summary population and housing data and a summary of the Town and Village SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) analyses undertaken during 2010 and 2011.
How can I make a submission?
Submissions to the draft Local Planning Strategy must be made before 4.30pm on Friday 11 September 2015 :
Where can I view a copy of the draft Strategy?
Printed copies of the draft Strategy may be viewed at the following locations during opening hours:
Can I speak with a Council Officer about the draft Strategy?
Several drop-in exhibition days have been arranged where Council Planning staff will be in attendance.
Council is also contacting local community and business organisations offering to provide Planning staff to discuss the draft Local Planning Strategy at a forthcoming meeting or at a meeting they may care to convene. To arrange this please call Susan Stannard on (02) 4868 0888 or email email@example.com
Why do we need a Local Planning Strategy and how was this draft developed?
The purpose of a Local Planning Strategy is to identify a long term direction for the future development of the Shire upon which any proposed amendments to the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) can be based.
On 28 April 2010 Council resolved to prepare a new Local Planning Strategy. Since that time a number of studies, findings and community engagement opportunities have been completed which have helped inform and guide the drafting of a new Strategy. These are:
How have submissions to amend the Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan affected the draft Local Planning Strategy?
A report was considered by Council on 24 June 2015. This report provided recommendations on submissions to amend Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 which were lodged with Council for consideration as part of the draft Local Planning Strategy. Those that were supported have been included in the relevant Precinct Plan for further consideration during the public exhibition process.
What are ‘Opportunities for Action’?
Each Chapter in Part One of the draft Strategy contains a number of Opportunities for Action which Council hopes will encourage discussion within the community.
One key example is that Council not support, for a period of two years, any submission to amend any rural or environmental zoned land to permit residential development, or to increase its current residential capacity outside of the existing town and village urban boundaries.
This Opportunity reflects a number of observations and conclusions at both a local and regional level:
What will happen after the public exhibition period?
A report back to Council at the end of the public exhibition period will consider all submissions made. Following adoption of the draft Strategy by Council it will be forwarded to the Secretary for Planning for endorsement.