Report preparation stage
Environmental Zones Review
Council is committed to demonstrating a clear process for establishing the principles and criteria for identifying land suitability and recommending future zoning.
As part of Planning our Sustainable Future, we are undertaking a review of existing land use zones used in the four current Local Environment Plans (LEPs).
We know our community is passionate about protecting the environment, so we would like your involvement in the review of Environmental Zones (also known as E Zones).
The Environmental Zones Review will help us establish which land areas are included in, or excluded from, Environmental Zones. It will also identify a criteria, proposed land uses and include mapping of proposed zones.
We’ll be providing a range of opportunities for you to get involved and provide feedback during the review.
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Diagram 1: Environmental Zones Review Process
Timeline item 1 - complete
Jun/Jul 2020: Review existing Environmental Zones information
Timeline item 2 - complete
Aug 2020: Expression of Interest - Focus groups and site visits
Timeline item 3 - complete
Sep/Oct 2020: Focus group sessions
- Five online focus groups of fourteen participants each.
- Online survey sent to all participants and all who registered their interest in participating.
Timeline item 4 - active
Dec 2020: First round site visits
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Early 2021: Develop and test Environmental Zone profiles
Timeline item 6 - incomplete
Mid 2021: Discussion Paper released
Opportunity for the community to discuss key elements of Council’s zoning framework, including Environmental Zones (E Zones).
Timeline item 7 - incomplete
Mid 2021: Submissions analysis and further site visits if required
Timeline item 8 - incomplete
Late 2021: Draft LEP / DCP report to Council
Seeking Council adoption of the draft LEP/DCP and to seek a Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Timeline item 9 - incomplete
Mid 2022: Draft LEP/DCP statutory exhibition
Formal public exhibition of the draft LEP and DCP following issue of a Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Timeline item 10 - incomplete
Early 2023: Seek Council adoption of final LEP and DCP
Timeline item 11 - incomplete
Mid 2023: LEP gazetted and DCP in force
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