White Paper on New Planning System for NSW
The White Paper released recently discusses important changes to the NSW planning system.
This month Council is hosting community sessions and receiving submissions from the community which will input into our formal response to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
Two community sessions are being held to cover key issues in the White Paper such as:
-Community participation in strategic planning, having regard to the shift in focus from development applications
-Examples of the way developments may be determined under the new system compared with the current system
-Priorities to reflect special Lane Cove qualities in the future Local Land Use Plan and precinct character statements.
Two session dates are available:-
· 6.30pm Thursday 16 May or
· 6.30pm Tuesday 21 May
The sessions are currently scheduled to take place in the Council Chambers at 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove which provides an opportunity for the sessions to be webcast for those who cannot attend in person. Should demand require, an alternate venue may be sought, so please ensure you include your contact information when making your booking.
To attend one of these sessions, please complete an online registration form.
Council is currently seeking submissions from the community for consideration in Council's formal submission to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. Residents can provide their feedback through :
- Post - Lane Cove Council, PO Box 20, Lane Cove NSW 1595
- Fax - 02 9911 3600; or
Submissions should refer to #SU5098 in the title and be received by Friday 31 May 2013.
Alternatively, feedback can be provided directly to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure via their online submission form.
For up to date information on Council's response to the White Paper, please continue to refer to this current issues section of our website.
On 16 April the State Government released a White Paper on the new planning system proposed for NSW.
The community is encouraged to view the White Paper on the Department of Planning and Infrastructure's website.
Key directions of the proposed system include:-
- A new approach to community participation
- A focus on upfront strategic planning with the community
- Infrastructure planning to be integrated with growth plans
- Development approvals to be streamlined
- A new planning culture of involvement between the community, councils and NSW government agencies
Council will be hosting two community consultation sessions in May to ensure that the Lane Cove community has an opportunity to understand the proposed changes and provide comment. Representatives from the Department of Planning will also be invited to attend.
The community will be asked to make submissions to Council to assist us in the drafting of a response to the Minister on behalf of Lane Cove Council. These submissions will be received until 31 May 2013.
Further details on the exact dates of the consultation sessions and steps to make submissions to Council will follow shortly.
In the meantime Council recommends residents refer to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure's website for further details on the White Paper.
Residents can also view Council's submission to the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure on the State Government's Planning Reform Green Paper.