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.

Byron Shire Council's CPP is now in effect and is available on the NSW Planning Portal

View the Community Participation Plan(PDF, 13MB) 

Purpose of the Community Participation Plan 

The CPP is designed to help our community to better understand a range of planning matters, including development applications, planning proposals and masterplans. 

Providing insight and helpful tools on topics like how to write a submission and how to stay up to date with planning matters, the CPP helps the community understand how to best engage with the planning system.  A glossary of terms is also included to assist with deciphering planning jargon.  

Setting out the minimum time frames required by legislation, the CPP outlines information on how plans will be exhibited and the public notification process.

Previously, consultation requirements were spread over a number of different NSW legislative documents and the Byron Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014. The CPP puts these requirements all in one place.

Notification requirements will be removed from the Byron DCP and reference should be made to the Byron Shire Council CPP for these requirements.