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As a result of the adopted Rural Lands Strategy (the Strategy) Council prepared a Rural Lands Planning Proposal (the Planning Proposal) to implement the recommendations of the Strategy. A planning proposal is a document explaining the intended effect of changes to a Local Environment Plan (LEP) and justifying the need for making the new plan.

Consistent with NSW Government requirements, Council placed the Rural Lands Planning Proposal on public exhibition from 9 May 2018 to 22 June 2018 and received a number submissions.

A Council report was prepared in response to the submissions and was considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 28 August 2018. Council endorsed the Planning Proposal on this day and the proposal went to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) on 18 December 2018.

The Planning Proposal is at the final stage of assessment and is currently with the Department for a final review, and to make the new LEP consistent with the changes detailed in the proposal.

Below you can read the Rural Lands Planning Proposal:

Planning Proposal documents

Volume 1

Volume 1 provides an assessment of all of the proposed amendments to Eurobodalla Local Environmental Plan 2012 in accordance with the Department of Planning and Environment’s Guide to Preparing Planning Proposals:

Volume 2

Volume 2 provides a more detailed assessment of the proposed zoning and lot size for each area presented in the Eurobodalla Rural Lands Strategy 2016:

Volume 3 - mapsA map identifying areas within the Eurobodalla Shire that are referred to in the Rural Lands Planning Proposal

Volume 3 provides detailed mapping for each area identified in Volume 2, showing how land zoning and minimum lot size is proposed to be changed.

In these maps, areas are identified by numbers:

Volume 4 - maps

Volume 4 presents the proposed mapping changes in the format for LEP maps required by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Importantly, these maps are not Draft LEP maps as they only show where changes are proposed. Following exhibition of the Planning Proposal, Draft LEP maps that include all existing information, plus the proposed changes, will need to be prepared.

You can view Volume 4 maps on Council's public GIS system, or you can download copies of them by clicking to expand the headings below:

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Draft changes to land zoning maps

This map identifies the proposed zoning of rural land in Eurobodalla Shire where the Rural Lands Strategy recommended a zoning or minimum lot size change. Where land is not coloured, the current zoning and minimum lot size is not proposed to be changed. This map relates to clause 2.2 of ELEP 2012:

Draft changes to lot size maps

These maps identify the proposed minimum lot size of rural land in Eurobodalla Shire where a change is proposed. Where land is not coloured, the current minimum lot size is not proposed to be changed. In addition, all land (other than land zoned or proposed to be zoned RU1) that currently has a minimum lot size of 1000ha, is proposed to have no minimum lot size. These maps relate to clause 4.1 of ELEP 2012:

Draft changes to height of building maps

Draft changes to heritage maps

These maps show where changes are proposed to the identification of heritage items as a result of the inclusion of deferred lands within ELEP 2012 and to make other mapping corrections.

In some cases only a part of a property is shown coloured, as the remainder of the subject property is already shown coloured on the ELEP 2012 heritage map as a heritage item. In other cases, the area currently shown as a heritage item on the ELEP 2012 heritage map is proposed to be reduced to a defined curtilage.

Land that is not coloured but is within a red outline identifies land that is being removed from the ELEP 2012 heritage map, as it has been confirmed that the heritage item is not located on the subject property. Otherwise, where the map is blank, there is no change to the identification of heritage items on the heritage map. This map relates to clause 5.10 of ELEP 2012:

Draft changes to acid sulfate soils maps

Draft changes to wetlands, riparian lands and watercourse maps

These maps show the wetlands and riparian land categories on land that was deferred from ELEP 2012. Where land is not coloured on the maps, no change is proposed to the identification of wetlands or riparian land categories. These maps relates to clauses 6.7 and 6.8 of ELEP 2012:

Draft changes to public infrastructure buffer maps

These maps show the extent of buffers around public infrastructure on land that was deferred from ELEP 2012.  Where land is not coloured on this map, no change is proposed to the extent of public infrastructure buffers. These maps relate to clause 6.13 of ELEP 2012:

Draft changes to dwelling entitlement maps

Additional permitted uses map

This map identifies land proposed to be added to clause 4 of Schedule 1 of ELEP 2012 providing for additional permitted uses. The area in red outline on the map is the area to be added. This map relates to clause 6.2 of ELEP 2012:

Draft land application map

This map shows that the whole of Eurobodalla Shire is proposed to be included in ELEP 2012. There will be no deferred lands. This map relates to clause 1.3 of ELEP 2012:

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