The outcomes of feedback from landowners will inform the process of rezoning land. This will result in some areas of the Shire being rezoned to E2 Environmental Conservation and/or E3 Environmental Management. Areas that do not meet the E Zone criteria will have an alternate zone applied and where applicable, mapped planning controls in an overlay. (see question in below 'dropdown' for more information about overlays).
As part of this rezoning process staff are continuing to work with affected landowners to get agreed outcomes wherever possible.
Stage 1 Planning Proposal
Stage 1 Planning Proposal (PP1), reflects early agreements reached with approximately 60 landowners (as of 20 June 2018) on how environmental zones and non-environmental zones are to be applied. PP1 received authorisation from the Department of Planning & Environment to proceed to public exhibition, which ran from 27 February to 29 March 2019.
Council considered all submissions received, at the 20 June 2019 Planning Meeting, with a decision being to progress an amended Planning Proposal to the Dept Planning, Industry & Environment for finalisation to apply the agreed LEP 2014 zones and mapping. All landowners will be advised once the zoning amendments are 'legislated'.
Stage 2 Planning Proposal
The second stage Planning Proposal (PP2) for approximately 600 properties was on public exhibition until 6 December 2019.
All submissions received during public exhibition will be reviewed by staff, individually working with each landowner if any changes are required. A submissions report will be presented to Council in early 2020 to progress the planning proposal, to apply the agreed LEP 2014 environmental and non-environmental zones.
Stage 3 Planning Proposal
Staff are continuing to review (and respond to) feedback from affected landowners to be included in the Stage 3 Planning Proposal, which will also include land affected by mapped planning controls in an overlay that will protect environmental values that do not meet the criteria for an E2 or E3 zone.