Draft Snowy Monaro Community Participation Plan

Draft Snowy Monaro Community Participation Plan

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Snowy Monaro Regional Council hereby gives public notice of the exhibition of the draft Community Participation Plan.

The draft Snowy Monaro Community Participation Plan has been prepared in accordance with Division 2.6 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The purpose of the Community Participation Plan is to make participation in the planning system clearer for communities. It achieves this by setting out when and how the community can participate in the planning system.

The objectives of the plan are as follows:

  • To provide an opportunity for those potentially impacted by development to comment on possible impacts
  • To provide clarity and consistency in the notification process
  • To specify development/s considered ‘advertised development’ for the purposes of the Act
  • To outline circumstances in which direct notification and/or advertising will be undertaken

The following community participation principles guide Council’s approach to community consultation and engagement:

  • The community has a right to be informed about planning matters that affect it
  • Planning authorities should encourage effective and on-going partnerships with the community to provide meaningful opportunities for community participation in planning
  • Planning information should be in plain language, easily accessible and in a form that facilitates community participation in planning
  • The community should be given opportunities to participate in strategic planning as early as possible to enable community views to be genuinely considered
  • Community participation should be inclusive and planning authorities should actively seek views that are representative of the community
  • Members of the community who are affected by proposed major development should be consulted by the proponent before an application for planning approval is made
  • Planning decisions should be made in an open and transparent way and the community should be provided with reasons for those decisions (including how community views have been taken into account)
  • Community participation methods (and the reasons given for planning decisions) should be appropriate having regard to the significance and likely impact of the proposed development

The community participation plan will replace notification requirements in development control plans.

Draft Snowy Monaro Community Participation Plan

In accordance with Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 Snowy Monaro Regional Council hereby gives public notice of the exhibition of the draft Community Participation Plan.

The draft Snowy Monaro Community Participation Plan has been prepared in accordance with Division 2.6 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The purpose of the Community Participation Plan is to make participation in the planning system clearer for communities. It achieves this by setting out when and how the community can participate in the planning system.

The objectives of the plan are as follows:

  • To provide an opportunity for those potentially impacted by development to comment on possible impacts
  • To provide clarity and consistency in the notification process
  • To specify development/s considered ‘advertised development’ for the purposes of the Act
  • To outline circumstances in which direct notification and/or advertising will be undertaken

The following community participation principles guide Council’s approach to community consultation and engagement:

  • The community has a right to be informed about planning matters that affect it
  • Planning authorities should encourage effective and on-going partnerships with the community to provide meaningful opportunities for community participation in planning
  • Planning information should be in plain language, easily accessible and in a form that facilitates community participation in planning
  • The community should be given opportunities to participate in strategic planning as early as possible to enable community views to be genuinely considered
  • Community participation should be inclusive and planning authorities should actively seek views that are representative of the community
  • Members of the community who are affected by proposed major development should be consulted by the proponent before an application for planning approval is made
  • Planning decisions should be made in an open and transparent way and the community should be provided with reasons for those decisions (including how community views have been taken into account)
  • Community participation methods (and the reasons given for planning decisions) should be appropriate having regard to the significance and likely impact of the proposed development

The community participation plan will replace notification requirements in development control plans.

Draft Snowy Monaro Community Participation Plan

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