How often have we wished we had 2020 hindsight? So many aspects of our life now could be different because of better decisions made 20 years ago.
Lismore residents and are being reminded that they have less than a week to share their views about the future of Lismore with Council’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020-40 on Public Exhibition.
Lismore City Council’s Strategic Planning Coordinator Paula Newman said the council had received many public submissions and encouraged those who were thinking about providing feedback to do so before the May 21 deadline. ‘This is a chance for the community to have their say,’ she said.
The purpose of an LSPS is to set out:
- the land use vision for the Local Government Area for the next 20 years,
- how growth and change will be managed into the future,
- the strategic land use planning priorities for the Local Government Area, how these are to be delivered and how their implementation will be monitored, and
- how the vision links to Council’s Community Strategic Plan and any applicable Regional Plan.
The draft Lismore LSPS consolidates a range of land use planning and related initiatives that are already being undertaken or are planned to be undertaken by Lismore City Council. It also reflects priorities in other Council strategies, including the Growth Management Strategy, Economic Development Strategy and Biodiversity Management Strategy.
The LSPS will inform updates and amendments to the Local Environmental Plan, Development Control Plans, Development Contributions Plans and other key Council documents, policies and strategies that relate to land use planning.
Community input into land-use priorities has already occurred through a community survey undertaken in October 2019 and seven community forums held across the Local Government Area in February 2020.
A copy of the draft plan and be viewed on the Council’s Your Say Lismore webpage at https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/
Submissions to the draft LSPS outlining grounds of objection or support can be lodged online, sent to the General Manager, Lismore City Council, PO Box 23A, Lismore, NSW 2480 or emailed to [email protected].
Public submissions close on Thursday, 21 May.
For enquiries, please phone the Strategic Planning Coordinator Paula Newman on 1300 87 83 87.