LEP on display

Lismore City Council’s draft Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010 is now available for comment after more than three years of research and investigation. It will be presented to the public at the McLeans Ridges Hall, next Thursday, June 3 at 7pm and all are welcome to attend.. The draft LEP 2010 is intended to replace the current Lismore LEP 2000 which allows Council to manage the ways in which land may be used through zoning and development controls.

The new LEP proposes extra land for housing, industry, retail and business development, as well as new controls to protect areas that have special environmental value. Some building height limits in parts of the local government area will be increased and a number of Council-owned properties will be re-zoned from ‘community’ land to ‘operational’ land.

The community has three months to provide Council with feedback about the LEP, with all written submission due by the close of business July 29. The draft LEP 2010 may be viewed at Council’s Corporate Centre in Goonellabah, the Council’s Lismore office in Magellan Street, the Lismore Library and the Nimbin Visitor Information Centre. During May and June Information sessions will be held at Nimbin, Clunes, Dunoon and Wyrallah where staff will be available to explain the draft Plan and its potential impacts to property owners and residents. For more information, go to www.lismore.nsw.gov.au.


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