What is proposed?
MidCoast Council wants to simplify the Water Sensitive Design (WSD) controls in the Great Lakes Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP) and is seeking community feedback on the proposed changes, which applies to development in the Great Lakes region only.
Council has received feedback that it is unclear what sections of the WSD DCP they need to use and what water quality targets they will be required to achieve for their development. In order to clarify this situation Council is proposing a number of changes to the document as summarised below:
Summary of key changes
1. Setting out a clearer process for users
2. Introducing development categories based on size and type of development
3. Clarifying what water quality targets will apply and how to achieve them
4. Removing WSD controls for specific dwellings in certain areas.
Further details of the key changes are provided in the FAQ documents available for downloads to the right of this page.
Priority Area Maps
‘Priority Areas’ have been introduced for single dwellings and dual occupancies. If a dwelling falls outside of an identified Priority Area and has a roof area of less than 500m² the applicant is not required to comply with WSD controls in the DCP. Priority Area maps are available in hard copy for viewing at the Forster, Tea Gardens and Stroud district offices along with the Buladelah Rural Transition Centre during opening hours. Would you like to locate your property? These maps will also be available for viewing online during the exhibition period. Go to Council's online mapping tool.
Do you have any comments or feedback on the improvements that have been made to the Water Sensitive Design Chapter of the DCP as outlined in the FAQ's? (documents on the right of the page).
Do you have any suggestions for additional improvements?
If so, we want to hear from you!