Community Participation Plan

The Community Participation Plan (CPP) is a new document that sets out how and when Council will consult with the public on planning matters.

The draft Community Participation Plan is on exhibition for a period of 6 weeks from 28 August until 11 October 2019.

View the plan(PDF, 13MB)

To provide feedback on the draft CPP you can make a submission, take a short survey, drop by an information stall, or come to our community workshop.

Community Workshop:

Wednesday 18th September 5pm - 6.30pm Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.  

Register your interest in attending our community workshop.

Drop by our information stalls. Look out for a Council marquee at:

  • Mullumbimby Farmers Market - Friday 6 September from 7.30am
  • Bangalow Fire Station Park - Monday 9 September 2.30 - 5.00pm
  • Byron Bay Farmers Market - Thursday 12 September from 7.30am
  • New Brighton Farmers Market - Tuesday 17 September from 8.00am

The CPP is designed to be a document for the community to help understand how and when they can be involved with planning matters such as development applications, planning proposals and masterplans. It also includes useful information including how to write a submission, how to keep up to date with planning matters and a glossary for planning terms.

Previously, consultation requirements where spread over a number of different NSW legislative documents and in the Byron DCP 2014. The CPP puts these requirements all in one place.

The draft CPP sets out the minimum time frames required by the legislation as well as the ways in which we will exhibit plans, proposal and applications and how we will notify the public.

The draft CPP reflects Councils current approach to consultation and enables flexibility based on the context and scale of the project. It is emphasised in the plan that there is more opportunity for consultation during the strategic planning phase and outcomes from this will feed down to the development application stage.

For further information contact Council Planner Sam Tarrant 02 6626 7216.

Submissions close 11 October 2019.