THE Snowy River Shire Council has put on public display, and will hold major information sessions, about two new draft plans and policy. Residents are encouraged to make submissions and put their views to the council.
Draft Snowy River Local Environmental Plan 2013 (draft LEP 2013) will replace the current Snowy River LEP 1997 and Snowy River Rural LEP 2007. The draft Snowy River LEP 2013 will apply to all land in the Shire.
The draft LEP 2013 has been prepared in accordance with the State Government's Standard Instrument LEP and generally transfers the provisions in the current LEPs into the Standard Instrument LEP template. It includes new standard land use zones and planning controls for a range of issues including (but not limited to) subdivision, heritage, environmental controls, scenic protection and eco-tourism.
It also implements the council's strategic planning studies including new Urban Release Areas in Jindabyne and Berridale as part of the Jindabyne Growth Strategy and the Berridale Village Plan.
The council is currently working on a new comprehensive Development Control Plan (DCP) to complement the LEP and anticipates exhibiting a draft DCP towards the end of 2013.
Draft Snowy River s.94A Development Contributions Plan 2013 (draft s94A Plan) that will enable the council to require development contributions towards the cost of the provision of one or more public amenities and public services within the council's area as specified in the Plan.
The draft S94A Plan will partly replace the provisions of the current Snowy River Development Contributions Plan 2008.
Draft Snowy River Planning Agreements Policy establishes a framework to guide the preparation of planning agreements in a manner that is efficient, fair, transparent and accountable.
The draft Policy provides developers and the community with an understanding of the objectives, principles and procedures applying to the preparation of planning agreements.
The draft LEP 2013, draft s94A Plan and draft Planning Agreements Policy will be on public exhibition for an extended period of time until Tuesday April 30 and can be viewed at Snowy River Shire Council Offices in Berridale and Jindabyne during business hours and on the council's website.
Information sessions will be held in Adaminaby, Berridale, Dalgety and Jindabyne throughout the public exhibition period. Council strongly encourages residents to make submissions.
You are urged to attend a session, or meet and discuss the draft plans with the Strategic Planning Team.
Questions and details regarding the information sessions should be directed to Council's Strategic Planning Team on 6451 1550.