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Council to undertake Jerberra Estate stormwater management assessment

Shoalhaven City Council last night moved to undertake a stormwater management assessment for Jerberra Estate, one of the last remaining studies to be completed before the planning proposal is publicly exhibited.

This decision comes after the Department of Planning and Infrastructure gave approval for the Jerberra Estate Planning Proposal to proceed in early September.

The Jerberra Estate Planning Proposal will potentially create up to 83 dwelling entitlements.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the Planning Proposal would provide a positive outcome for the majority of landowners while keeping in mind environmental and development concerns.

“Council is working in conjunction with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure to bring the long running issues concerning the Jerberra Estate to a close,” said Clr Green.

“The planning proposal lodged with the Department enables residential development to occur within the estate while also taking into consideration ongoing environmental concerns and current planning requirements.

“While Council is looking to work with landowners as much as possible, there are a number of other factors including the protection of high value conservation land as well as the management of bushfire risks, effluent disposal and stormwater run off that need to be taken into consideration.”

“While this proposal may not appease all landowners it is impossible to achieve one dwelling per lot given the number of environmental constraints and bushfire risks affecting the land.”

“I would encourage all interested residents to view the proposal and make comment when it is placed on public exhibition.”

Shoalhaven City Council is aiming to place the document on public exhibition within six months with a view to finalising the plan within one year.

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