WEDDIN SHIRE COUNCIL
DRAFT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PLAN
Community Participation Plans (CPPs) are a new requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). A CPP will outline how and when planning authorities engage the community across their planning functions.
The purpose of a CPP is to provide a single document that clearly states how the community can participate in planning matters. It will combine council’s existing community engagement approach and the minimum public exhibition timeframes of the legislation for planning functions. Section 2.23(4) of the Act gives councils the option to prepare a standalone CPP or include the requirements in a community engagement plan/strategy prepared under section 402 of the Local Government Act 1993.
A council’s CPP is required to set out mandatory requirements for community participation by councils for the exercise of their planning functions. The mandatory community participation requirements include minimum public exhibition timeframes relating to planning functions where council is the consent authority, and these are listed in Schedule 1 of the Act. The exhibition period is described as a notification or advertising period.
The process has progressed to a point where draft documentation has been adopted by Council to engage in public consultation.
To this effect, Council has placed these documents on public exhibition for 28 days seeking comments.
In relation to the public exhibition of the documents submissions will be received up to 4pm, 30th August 2019.
PO BOX 125 GLENN CARROLL
GRENFELL GENERAL MANAGER