COFFS HARBOUR RURAL
LANDS STRATEGY PHASE 1 – DRAFT ISSUES AND OPTIONS DISCUSSION PAPER, DRAFT
BACKGROUND REPORT AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOP OUTCOMES FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT
At its Ordinary meeting of 14 July
2016, Coffs Harbour City Council resolved to place on public exhibition the Coffs Harbour Rural Lands Strategy Phase 1
Draft Issues and Options Paper, draft Background Report and Community Workshop
Rural Lands Strategy Issues and Options Discussion Paper was developed after
extensive consultation with rural residents and industry stakeholders.
issues identified by the community following the initial consultation and
contained in the draft Issues and Options Discussion Paper are:
To ensure a
productive and economically sustainable long-term future for rural lands. This
could include mechanisms for planning controls and economic development
strategies, food security and support for local food production, supporting
innovative and diverse farming enterprises, encouragement for rural-based
tourism as an option for primary producers and employment issues and
the changing character of our rural lands in terms of social and cultural
change - such as ensuring planning provisions can provide for an ageing rural
population and pressure for land use changes.
rural production by, for example, providing clear and transparent policies and
strategies, a robust and easily understood regulatory framework and improved
recognise and manage the opportunities and challenges presented by the
environmental values of the area.
seeking feedback on the draft Rural Lands Strategy Issues and Options
Discussion Paper from Wednesday, July 20,
2016 until Friday, August 19, 2016. Copies can be viewed at local libraries, at Council’s
main Administration Building, the Bonville Service Station, Coramba Post
Office, Nana Glen General Store, Lowanna General Store and Post Office and via the links below.
How to make a submission
Via the online form below
submissions are to be addressed to:
Locked Bag 155
will be received until 4.30pm Friday, 19
Further information can be obtained from the
website, by email or direct from Council’s Local Planning section on 6648 4659.
must be accompanied, where relevant, by a Disclosure Statement of Political
Donations and Gifts
in accordance with the provisions of Section 147 (4)
and (5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Disclosure forms are also available from
Council’s Customer Service Section.
Council is committed
to openness and transparency in its decision making processes. The
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA) requires Council to
provide public access to information held unless there are overriding public
interest considerations against disclosure. Any submissions received will
be made publicly available unless the writer can demonstrate that the release
of part or all of the information would not be in the public interest.
However, Council is obliged to release any document by court order or other