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Draft Community Participation Plan


Consultation is now open.

Consultation will run from Thursday 3 October 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019.


Strategic Planning at Council

Ph: 9911 3627



As part of the amendments to the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a new schedule was adopted, entitled Schedule 1 Community Participation Requirements, which requires that all planning authorities prepare a Community Participation Plan specifying which authorities and functions are subject to requirements for community participation.


The Draft Community Participation Plan (CPP) outlines how and when the community can participate in the planning system and the principles that Council will follow in undertaking community engagement activities and consultation for its relevant planning functions.

The intent of the Draft CPP is to provide a single document for the community that clearly sets out the mandatory and non-mandatory requirements for community participation, matters to have regard to in the preparation of plans, and other miscellaneous provisions such as publication and review.

The Draft CPP combines Council’s existing community engagement policies and procedures, and the public exhibition timeframes of the legislation for strategic planning and development assessment functions.

The Lane Cove Draft CPP has been prepared in accordance with NSW legislation, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Guidelines, and Council’s existing Community Engagement Strategy and policies.

Submissions received during the public exhibition period will be collated and the issues raised will be addressed in a post-consultation report to Council. The adopted plan will be published on the NSW Planning Portal post exhibition.

For further information, view the related documents below.  These documents are also available by visiting the Lane Cove Civic Centre (48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove), Lane Cove Library (Library Walk, Lane Cove) or Greenwich Library (48 Greenwich Road, Lane Cove).

Have Your Say

To have your say on the draft plan, please make a submission to the General Manager quoting the reference ‘Draft Community Participation Plan SU7630’ by:-

  •  Post: Lane Cove Council PO Box 20, Lane Cove 1595; or

Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 13 November 2019.


Related Documents  

Council Reports

Council is committed to protecting your personal information and will manage your submission in accordance with our privacy policy.   Please note, unless contrary to the public interest, any submission received may be made available to the public in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 subject to the removal of personal contact information, personal financial or commercial information and health and medical information.