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 was finalised on 28 February 2020 with the amended Byron Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 and amended maps published on the NSW Dept Planning, Industry & Environment's website.
Stage 2 Planning Proposal
The second stage Planning Proposal (PP2) for approximately 600 properties was on public exhibition until 6 December 2019.
After considering the submissions report at its 21 May planning meeting, Council resolved for the planning proposal to be amended, in line with the landowner agreements, and sent for finalisation to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. This finalisation process can take several months before the LEP 2014 zones are applied, expected by the end of 2020.
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.