Final chance to have your say

Published on 04 July 2024

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Time is running out for MidCoast residents to have a say on one of the most important documents that shapes the region.

The draft Local Environmental Plan provides the framework and planning controls that guide development across the MidCoast.

Currently the MidCoast has three Local Environmental Plans (from the former Council areas) that have different approaches resulting in an inconsistent planning framework across the local government area.

The new draft combines the three into the one consistent document.

MidCoast Council has worked tirelessly over the previous two months to reach out and engage with many of the communities in the region and gather feedback on the proposed changes.

That engagement period will come to a close on July 14 and Council’s Director of Liveable Communities, Paul De Szell has urged anyone who hasn’t already to log on and leave a submission.

“Your input helps us understand the impact of the new Local Environmental Plan on the community. We encourage everyone to submit their thoughts, whether in support of the changes or to explain how they might affect you and your property,” he said.

“Council staff have been out in the community holding information and pop up sessions throughout the different communities in the MidCoast.

“We have been at events and proactively engaging with as much of the community as possible.

“It is impossible for us to reach everyone so we are asking those people we haven’t heard from to log on to our website and check out the LEP and leave a submission”.

“Having one MidCoast LEP will provide a much more consistent direction on how development in the MidCoast will occur.”

Residents can find out more by going to Council’s website www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/lep

Phone appointments with our land use planning team are also available by calling 7955 7777 or by registering for a callback atwww.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/lep