The village of Nimbin experienced very little development activity from the 1990s to the early 2010s but in recent years has seen a significant increase in applications and new development.
To get a better view of what the people of the area want, Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback to inform a review of Nimbin’s planning controls to guide future development and growth in and around the village.
Council has released a Discussion Paper and the Nimbin Development Control Survey to generate discussion with the Nimbin community and get feedback on the types of growth and development that are suitable for Nimbin in the future.
Community feedback will inform possible amendments to the Nimbin Development Control Plan (DCP), Lismore Environmental Plan (LEP) and Growth Management Strategy (GMS).
Since 2015, Council has approved 129 development applications in and close to Nimbin village. Of those approximately 50 were for new dwellings.
A review of planning controls
Council says it is time now to undertake a review of planning controls to ensure Council is retaining Nimbin’s unique qualities – there is a need to look at the cumulative impact on roads and other infrastructure of new development and ensure that adopted planning instruments align with community values and protect the character of the village.
Once they have gathered feedback from the community, Council’s strategic planning staff will prepare a Draft DCP for Nimbin, along with possible amendments to the LEP and GMS.
These will be made available in early 2021 for a final round of community consultation prior to any recommendation being made to Council.
Please complete the Nimbin Development Control Survey below by Friday, 4 December 2020.
The Discussion Paper is available in the Document Library to your right. Hard copies are also available at the Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre.