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Council completes consideration of SLEP submissions

Shoalhaven City Council has completed consideration of the 700 submissions received as part of the re-exhibition of the Draft Shoalhaven Local Environment Plan (SLEP).

The SLEP was re-exhibited earlier this year to enable the community to comment on the changes made to the draft document following the original 13 week exhibition process back in 2011.

Council adopted the Plan, with various changes, at the culmination of the recent Special Development Committee meeting.

Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council staff are now undertaking the mapping changes and preparing the relevant paperwork to enable submission of the final plan to the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

“The culmination of the Special Development Committee meeting is a significant milestone in the SLEP process,” said Clr Gash.

“Having gone over each of the 700 submissions, listened to numerous deputations and debated each item, Council has now finally adopted the SLEP.

“I would certainly like to thank each of the community members that took the opportunity to make a submission as part of either the first or second exhibition process.”

“I would also like to thank the Councillors and Council staff for their ongoing commitment to seeing this important planning project finalised.”

“The Department of Planning and Infrastructure will now make the instrument changes and review the final draft SLEP before considering whether to make the Plan.”

Mayor, Gash said it was envisaged that the draft SLEP will be completed by the end of 2013 or early in 2014 at the latest.

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