Draft LEP – re-exhibition

Draft Shoalhaven LEP receives approval for re-exhibition 


Shoalhaven City Council has received approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) to re-exhibit the draft Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP).


This draft LEP was the subject of a lengthy community consultation process throughout a 13 week exhibition period as Council staff took the LEP ‘on the road’.


Council received over 3,000 submissions throughout the exhibition period as staff convened 13 village stalls, eight community ‘drop in’ sessions, an industry breakfast and attended a range of Community Consultative Body and public meetings to which they were invited.


While the majority of Council’s post exhibition changes where accepted by the DPI, the approval to re-exhibit remains conditional on a series of small amendments.


These changes include a number of rezonings considered by the State Government to be lacking in justification, not equitable and without a strategic approach.  


These include-


  • Rezonings of additional rural residential land - contrary to South Coast Regional Strategy.
  • Rezonings that are contrary to State policy – rezoning within Lake Wollumboola catchment.
  • Rezonings that are contrary to State endorsed Structure Plans - changes to the proposed Crams Road Urban Release Area.



A further amendment provided by the DPI is the changing of name from Shoalhaven LEP 2009 to Shoalhaven LEP 2013.


A report on the re-exhibition approval and its conditions will be considered by Council’s Development Committee on Monday 18 February. 


The report will be available online during the afternoon of Friday 15 February on Council’s website at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.


Should the Council resolve to proceed with the re-exhibition, the draft Shoalhaven LEP 2013 will then be placed on public exhibition for 28 days to enable the community to view and comment on the changes made to the draft plan after the first exhibition in 2011. CONTACT:  Director Strategic Plan and Infrastructure, Peter Adams - 4429 3470

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