Kolodong rezoning proposal

Submissions closing on 30 April 2019, 05:00 PM

Kolodong proposed rezone

We are seeking your feedback on two proposed town planning changes for land at Kolodong that fronts Kolodong Road and Wingham Road, which involve:

  • rezoning part of the land to include it in a General Residential (R1) zone which will enable housing (approximately 450 lots). The remainder of the site will remain rural in the Primary Production (RU1) zone. A group of existing trees near the western border is proposed to be included in the Environmental Conservation (E2) zone. These changes are proposed as an amendment to the Greater Taree Local Environmental Plan 2010
  • providing a buffer between the future residential and rural lands through an amendment to the Greater Taree Development Control Plan 2010.

 Your feedback is important to assist us in identifying potential impacts and opportunities in accommodating our growing population.

The location of the land is shown below in the pink area shown on the map.


Would you like to know more? 

Your feedback is important to assist us in identifying potential impacts and opportunities in accommodating our growing population.

A drop-in information session will be held in the Bowers Café car park on Tuesday, 9 April 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm. This is not a public meeting. You can drop in any time over the two hour period to find out more about this project.

View the documents on the right of this page and provide your submission using the form below up until 5.00pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019.


Wingham Road, TAREE 2430  View Map

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Note that MidCoast Council is the local plan-making authority to exercise the functions under section 3.36(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in relation to this planning proposal. This essentially means that Council can rezone the land without the need to go back and seek further endorsement from the State government.

The sites included in the application are: 353 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 6 DP 614144); 423 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 53 DP 1042462); 441 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 52 DP 1042462); 443 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 54 DP 1042462); 445 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 3 DP 607547); 461 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 7 DP 1170882); 461A Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 8 DP 1170882); 463 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 6 DP 833772); 465 Kolodong Road, Taree (Lot 5 DP 833772).


Why change the zone?

This land has been recognised in a number of strategic plans since the early 1990s as a proposed residential expansion area for Taree. A recent review of available residential land in Taree recognised that there is a need for this area to be rezoned to cater for the growth of Taree. Currently there are limited opportunities for the subdivision of residential land in Taree. The findings of this review are included in the rezoning documents which are available for comment.

How will traffic impacts be addressed?

A key issue for this residential development is access to Wingham Road.

It is proposed that a roundabout be constructed at the western intersection of Kolodong Road and Wingham Road to safely cater for future residents. The specific design of the roundabout would be developed during the subdivision design stage.

Will this affect the operation of the school?

The zone of the Taree Christian College land would change from rural to residential. This provides greater flexibility for the school to operate and grow over time as the use is currently prohibited in the rural zone but is permitted in the proposed residential zone.

Where are the detailed subdivision plans for the proposal?

The planning proposal does not contain a detailed development proposal for the land at this stage. If the rezoning is approved, any future subdivision will be subject to further studies and analysis and a site specific masterplan developed to guide future development.

How will potential conflicts between rural and future residential land be managed?

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has requested that a 50m buffer is established between all proposed residential land at Kolodong Estate and existing rural grazing land so as to minimise any potential future land use conflict. The intention of the buffer is to ensure that any residential development is no less than 50m from the adjoining rural land. An additional 500m buffer to the existing dairy farm has also be provided.

We welcome your feedback during the exhibition period.

Please ensure you provide feedback 4.30pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Submissions can be made in the following ways:

  • Online using the form below
  • By emailing: council@midcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • By mail, addressed to the General Manager, MidCoast Council, PO Box 450, FORSTER NSW 2428.

 Please include the following submit code when making your submission:

  • Submit Code: S1436/01/03

Please provide full return address and telephone number when making a submission. 

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