Moree Plains Shire Council is inviting the community to have their say on the Community Participation Plan.
The draft plan is an invitation to the community to participate in planning and provides guidance for how the communtiy can have a say on different types of planning documents on a general scale (for example, draft Local Environmental Plans) or on a site-specific scale.
Last year, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 was amended to require all planning authorities (including councils) to prepare a Community Participation Plan outlining how they will engage with their respective communities in carrying out their planning functions.
The planning functions for council include:
- Assessment and determination of Development Applications (DAs)
- Planning proposals and contributions plans
- Strategic planning statements
The Community Participation Plan must not relate to any other functions of council and must be published by December 2019.
Council's draft Community Participation Plan is currently available for public comment. A copy is available on council's website and can also be viewed at council's Customer Service Centres in Moree and Mungindi and at the Moree Community Library.
Please send all comments and submissions to the attention of the general manager by 5pm on Monday, November 11, either by post at PO Box 420, Moree, NSW, 2400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact council's Integrated Planning and Reporting team on 6757 3266.