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Clarence Valley Council

Draft Community Participation Plan on exhibition – Clarence Valley Council has prepared a draft plan which sets out how and when the community can have a say on planning matters and decisions that could impact them.

The draft Community Participation Plan (draft CPP) is currently on public exhibition and details how and when council will engage with the community across the planning and development functions it performs under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. For instance the draft CPP sets out timeframes for public exhibition of various applications, strategies and plans and how the community is notified of such matters. The draft CPP can be inspected at Council’s offices at 2 Prince Street, Grafton and 50 River Street, Maclean, or downloaded from the Clarence Valley Council website: https://www.clarence.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/metro/page.asp?p=DOC-GUK-71-64-46

More information and news from the Clarence Valley region is available through the Clarence Valley Council website.


Lismore City Council

Have your say on the future of Lismore – Lismore City Council are seeking community participation in their review of the Community Strategic Plan – Imagine Lismore 2030. The current plan has been guiding the council’s planning and delivery for the last four years. It is time now to review and evaluate this plan with the community to ensure the council continues to deliver services that meet the needs of Lismore and its villages through to 2030. A local Strategic Planning Statement is also being prepared which will be the core strategic land use document for Lismore. More information about the review and how you can be involved is available on the Lismore City Council’s Your Say website: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/planning_for_lismores_future

More information and news from the Lismore region is available on the Lismore City Council website.


Kyogle Council

Submissions welcomed for list of names for roads, bridges and other structures – Kyogle Council is calling for community input to update a list of names for new roads, buildings, and bridges. The Kyogle Council List of Words for the Provision of Road Names Within the Kyogle Local Government Area is a document referenced by Kyogle Council when selecting names for Council infrastructure. Since it was created and adopted 19 years ago, it has been utilised for the naming of many roads and structures, particularly newly constructed bridges. An updated list has been created which includes all the words from the previously adopted list, as well as a new section listing additional words/names suggested by the community. Kyogle Council is presenting the draft updated document for public exhibition and calling for submissions from the community to add to the new section, prior to the full list being formally adopted by Council.  This will allow for additional names with local significance to be added to the list. All submissions and comments are welcome up to 27 November 2019. More information is available from the Kyogle Council website: https://www.kyogle.nsw.gov.au/call-for-input-list-of-names/

More information and news from the Kyogle region is available from the Kyogle Council website.


Ballina Shire Council

Draft Lake Ainsworth Coastal Management Plan – Ballina Shire Council recently endorsed the draft Lake Ainsworth Coastal Management Program (CMP) and is now seeking feedback from the community. The CMP sets the long term strategy for the management of the Lake, and aims to balance the protection of ecological values as well as optimising recreational opportunities. Experts who have been involved in the project, Hydrosphere Consulting, have developed the CMP to strike a balance between preservation of ecological values and providing enhanced recreational safety and amenity. A community information session will be held at the Lennox Head Community Centre on 20 November 2019 from 4.45pm with a presentation at 5.00pm. Ballina Council is inviting feedback on the draft CMP that is currently on exhibition until 4 December 2019. You can download the draft CMP from the Ballina Shire Council website: https://www.ballina.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-CDG-37-37-62

More information and news from the Ballina region is available through the Ballina Shire Council website.


Byron Shire Council

Have your say on planning rules for Byron Town Centre – The deadline for feedback on Byron Shire Council’s proposed amendments to planning rules for Byron Bay’s Town Centre has been extended until 15 November to give everyone a chance to have a say. The two documents under review are the Byron Local Environmental Plan 2014 (LEP) and Byron Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP). The plans provide high level zoning and development controls, which inform the way land can be used. Proposed changes include rezoning to B3 Commercial, building height to one small area, design controls and parking. You can access the plans and find more information about making a submission on the Byron Shire Council website: https://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Council/Media-centre/Media-releases/Have-your-say-on-planning-rules-for-Byron-Bay-Town-Centre-by-15-November

More information and news from the Byron region is available through the Byron Shire Council website.


Richmond Valley Council

Foreshore revitalisation an early Christmas present for Evans Head – The revitalisation of one of Evans Head’s most popular recreational precincts is underway, with the renewal of the Main Beach foreshore in front of the Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club. The $185,000 project was made possible by a successful grant application under round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and will deliver a raft of modern improvements to the high traffic area. This includes redesigned beach access points and viewing platforms, new showers with raised decks, and the construction of a new sandstone retaining wall which will double as seating. The makeover of the foreshore space will also provide wheelchair and pram accessibility, making the most of a picturesque recreation area for locals and tourists of all ages and abilities. Included in the extensive landscaping work was the installation of specialised wood and wire erosion control fencing, while the installation of raised shower platforms would allow the effective drainage of sand and water, improving the amenity of the area for beach users.

PHOTO: Drone image of works underway at the Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club.

More information and news from the Richmond Valley region is available on the Richmond Valley Council website.


Tweed Shire Council

‘Come and Try’ at Knox Park – To celebrate the installation of new outdoor fitness equipment at Knox Park, Tweed Shire Council are running four free ‘Come and Try’ sessions with a qualified exercise professional. Each session will include a warm up, how to use the equipment and information on resistance training, core stability and balance training. Sessions will be held from 8:30am to 10am on Saturdays 16, 23 and 30 November and 7 December 2019. Sessions are limited to 15 people per group so you must call 02 6670 2530 to book your place.

More information and news from the Tweed region is available on the Tweed Shire Council website.


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