Have your Say
Draft Community Participation Plan
Community input and participation is crucial for creating great places and thriving communities across the Moree Plains Shire.The draft Community Participation Plan is an invitation to the community to participate in planning and, provides guidance for how the community can have a say on different types of planning documents, on a general scale (for example, draft Local Environmental Plans) or on a site-specific scale (for example, DAs).
Last year, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 was amended to require all planning authorities (including councils) to prepare a Community Participation Plan outlining how they will engage with their respective communities in carrying out their planning functions.
The planning functions for Council include:
- Assessment and determination of Development Applications (DAs);
- Planning proposals and contributions plans; and
- Strategic planning statements; and
The Community Participation Plan must not relate to any other functions of Moree Plains Shire Council (Council) and must be published by December 2019.
Council's draft Community Participation Plan is currently available for public comment. A copy can also be viewed at Council's Customer Service Centres in Moree and Mungindi and at the Moree Community Library.
Please send all comments and submissions to the attention of the General Manager by 5pm Monday, 11 November:
By post: PO Box 420, Moree NSW 2400
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting team on 6757 3266.