A revised draft Plan of Management for the Mackay Park precinct in Batemans Bay has been placed on public exhibition.
Required under the NSW Local Government Act 1993, the document outlines how Mackay Park can be used, developed and managed, how leases and licences or other interests are granted, and the scale and intensity of development permitted on the site.
The draft plan was placed on public exhibition for community feedback in December and January and is again on exhibition to ensure legislative compliance. Changes to the original draft include new mapping and actions identifying the land that the plan applies to, new actions regarding energy and water efficiency in all developments, revised actions on cooperative work between Council and NSW Department of Industry – Crown Lands, and additional information detailing Council’s approach to community engagement and the results of public consultation.
Both the original and revised Mackay Park draft POMs propose a category change from ‘park’ to ‘general community use’. The category change supports Mackay Park’s existing and proposed primary uses for a range of public recreation purposes and events, visitor information services and the Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre.
The Mackay Park draft Plan of Management will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 27 March until Wednesday 24 April on Council’s website www.esc.nsw.gov.au/haveyoursay and available in hard copy at Council libraries, depots and the customer service centre in Moruya. The Council meeting agenda and report, including a record of input received during the initial public exhibition period, can be viewed here: http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/council/meetings/2019/march/ordinary-council-meeting-26-march-2019 . You can read and download the revised draft POM from Council’s website along with an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet and the independent report from the public hearing into the proposed change of category from ‘park’ to ‘general community use’ here: http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/project-and-exhibitions/public-exhibition/on-exhibition/mackay-park,-batemans-bay,-draft-plan-of-management Hard copies of the revised draft POM are available for viewing at libraries and in the foyer of Council administration centre. Submissions on the draft revised POM are welcome and can be made until 4.30pm on 8 May 2019 using the following means: By mail to: The General Manager Eurobodalla Shire Council PO Box 99 Moruya NSW 2537 By email to:firstname.lastname@example.org Through Council’s online feedback form at: http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/contacts/feedback-form