This planning proposal aims to regulate weddings and events on rural land.
Alongside the planning proposal, we have prepared a new Chapter D9 of our Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP) for rural event sites, to outline detailed planning controls.
We had previously exhibited a planning proposal in late 2018. It was amended as a result of two changes determined by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) to remove the reference to permitting rural events on land zoned RU1 Primary Production and remove many of the detailed provisions and include them within an amendment to the Byron Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP). The amended planning proposal and draft DCP 2014 Chapter D9 was open for feedback from 29 January to 28 February 2020.
Zone: RU2 Rural Landscape Zone
Status: Consultation closed 28 February
Objective: To provide an approval mechanism to permit Rural Event Sites in the RU2 Rural Landscape zone, allowing a maximum of:
- 20 events per calendar year over a period of three years
- 150 attendees per event.
Subject to approval, event sites would be able to seek a further three year approval.
A 'rural event site' holds weddings and other similar gatherings and/or events for commercial purposes. The planning proposal does not address ‘one-off’ private events within the rural area, for which approvals are not required.
Thankyou to those who made a submission or attended our information session at Bangalow. A report will be prepared for Council's consideration following staff assessment of all submissions.