Draft Community Participation Plan

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Blue Mountains City Council endorsed the draft Community Participation Plan (CPP) for public exhibition at the Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

The draft CPP is a new requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The draft CPP outlines how and when Council engages with the community in exercising planning functions. These functions include preparing planning proposals and the consideration of development applications, along with associated notification periods and notification requirements.

Mandatory minimum exhibition timeframes for development applications and plan making are provided in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Those relating to development applications are currently incorporated in Part H of the Blue Mountains Development Control Plan 2015. Those relating to plan making, such as amendments to Local Environmental Plans, are not currently incorporated in any Council document but are set by the Department of Planning.

The purpose of the draft CPP is to provide a single document that the public can access that sets out all of a council’s community participation requirements for planning functions under the Act. The draft CPP transfers the development application procedures from the DCP and also incorporates the mandatory minimum timeframes for strategic planning documents. The draft CPP is also consistent with guidance from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Please view the Draft CPP to the right, in the Document Library. A hard-copy can also be viewed at Katoomba at Springwood library.

The draft Plan is on public exhibition until Friday 24 January 2020.

Lodge your comments via the online submission form below by Friday 24 January 2020.


How else can I lodge a submission?

Formal submissions should be marked “Draft Community Participation Plan”.

Submissions can also be:

  • Posted to Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780;
  • Hand delivered to Katoomba or Springwood Council offices during business hours; or
  • E-mailed to council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Submissions must be received by Friday 24 January 2020.

For more information please contact the Strategic Land Use team on 4780 5000 or council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Following the closure of the exhibition period, a further report will be prepared for the consideration of Council, summarising the results of the public exhibition process.

Blue Mountains City Council endorsed the draft Community Participation Plan (CPP) for public exhibition at the Ordinary Council meeting on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

The draft CPP is a new requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The draft CPP outlines how and when Council engages with the community in exercising planning functions. These functions include preparing planning proposals and the consideration of development applications, along with associated notification periods and notification requirements.

Mandatory minimum exhibition timeframes for development applications and plan making are provided in Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Those relating to development applications are currently incorporated in Part H of the Blue Mountains Development Control Plan 2015. Those relating to plan making, such as amendments to Local Environmental Plans, are not currently incorporated in any Council document but are set by the Department of Planning.

The purpose of the draft CPP is to provide a single document that the public can access that sets out all of a council’s community participation requirements for planning functions under the Act. The draft CPP transfers the development application procedures from the DCP and also incorporates the mandatory minimum timeframes for strategic planning documents. The draft CPP is also consistent with guidance from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Please view the Draft CPP to the right, in the Document Library. A hard-copy can also be viewed at Katoomba at Springwood library.

The draft Plan is on public exhibition until Friday 24 January 2020.

Lodge your comments via the online submission form below by Friday 24 January 2020.


How else can I lodge a submission?

Formal submissions should be marked “Draft Community Participation Plan”.

Submissions can also be:

  • Posted to Blue Mountains City Council, Locked Bag 1005, Katoomba NSW 2780;
  • Hand delivered to Katoomba or Springwood Council offices during business hours; or
  • E-mailed to council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Submissions must be received by Friday 24 January 2020.

For more information please contact the Strategic Land Use team on 4780 5000 or council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Following the closure of the exhibition period, a further report will be prepared for the consideration of Council, summarising the results of the public exhibition process.