Draft Community Participation Plan

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Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the consultation period. On Monday 28 October 2019, Council adopted the Lake Macquarie Community Participation Plan.

The Community Participation Plan details when Council will engage with the community across the planning functions performed under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The overall aim of the draft Community Participation Plan is to enhance opportunities for the community to participate in planning decisions and guide planning outcomes.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the consultation period. On Monday 28 October 2019, Council adopted the Lake Macquarie Community Participation Plan.

The Community Participation Plan details when Council will engage with the community across the planning functions performed under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The overall aim of the draft Community Participation Plan is to enhance opportunities for the community to participate in planning decisions and guide planning outcomes.


  • Input into Council planning matters made clearer

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    21 Aug 2019
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    How people can have their say on planning matters, such as Development Applications, planning proposals and strategies is set to become a whole lot clearer with Council’s Draft Community Participation Plan.

    The draft Community Participation Plan is now on exhibition and details how and when Council will engage with the community across the planning functions it performs under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

    Council’s Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said through this Plan we aim to ensure our community knows how and when they can provide feedback on planning decisions that could affect their future.

    “Planning matters can often be complicated, however the intention is to make it easier and clearer for our community to understand planning processes and when they can have their say on planning items,” said Mr Hain.

    “Under the NSW Government planning reforms we are required to include certain items in the plan, including how and when we will engage with the community. I would encourage people to take a look at the draft document and share their feedback.”

    Council’s Community Participation Plan has been developed in accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Strategy, which was adopted by Council in 2016 as part of the Community Strategic Plan.

    The draft Community Participation Plan is available by visiting shape.lakemac.com.au/cpp or by visiting their local library. Consultation on the Plan closes on Friday 13 September.

    Council is also holding two drop-in sessions at Morisset and Cardiff libraries.

    · Let’s chat – Morisset Library 22 August 10am–noon.

    · Let’s chat – Cardiff Library 27 August 10am-noon.