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Public exhibition: Planning Proposal (Rezoning) ‘Heritage Estates’ and ‘Elouera and Fairview Estates’

Council is seeking comment on a planning proposal to rezone land within the ‘Heritage Estates’ at Worrowing Heights and the adjoining ‘Elouera and Fairview Estates’ at Erowal Bay.


In recognition of the land’s high biodiversity values, the proposal is to rezone the land to E2 Environmental Conservation in Council’s new Local Environmental Plan. 


The proposed new zoning recognises the areas ecological significance and ensures that appropriate planning controls are in place for the future.


“The land’s environmental characteristics and the known flora and fauna species will be preserved and recognised under the proposed rezoning” Mayor, Joanna Gash said.


“Now is the time for the community to have their say on what is being proposed with a public exhibition period open from today to the 9th of May”, Mayor Gash said.


Council had previously investigated the rezoning of the paper subdivision known as the ‘Heritage Estates’ to allow for residential development.  Following long and detailed investigations, the proposed rezoning was eventually refused under federal environmental law due to the environmental constraints of the land. 


The ‘Elouera and Fairview Estates’ have not been the subject of detailed rezoning investigations, but share similar environmental characteristics and flora and fauna species as the ‘Heritage Estates’ and adjacent National Parks. 


The proposal can be viewed at:


    Council’s Administrative Building, Bridge Road, Nowra.

    Council’s website: by following the link to ‘Documents on exhibition’ from the home page.


How to make a submission


You can make a submission until 5pm Friday 9 May 2014. Submissions must be made in writing and can be emailed to or posted to:


The General Manager,

Shoalhaven City Council

PO Box 42

Nowra NSW 2541


Submissions may become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request.  All persons who lodge a submission are required to declare any relevant political donations and/or gifts in accordance with Section 147(5) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. 


CONTACT: Michael Park, Council’s Planning and Development Services Group on 4429 3596.

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