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Mackay Park Development Application to come before Planning Panel March 31st


The panel will meet on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 12:00pm at the Catalina Country Club – 154 Beach Road, Batesman Bay to determine the following development application(s):

 PPSSTH-11 – Eurobodalla Shire Council – DA0189/20 – 8 Vesper Street, Batemans Bay –

Regional Arts, Aquatic and Leisure Centre and demolition of existing

Relevant documents will be available on the Planning Panels website at least seven days before the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to give interested people the opportunity to speak directly to the panel before a decision is made. If you wish to present to the panel, you must register to speak by contacting the Planning Panels Secretariat before 4pm Friday, 27 March 2020 on 02 8217 2060 or via email to

Any person is welcome to attend the public meeting to observe.

The panel is required to make an audio record of the meeting and make the recording publicly available on the Planning Panels website. You should be aware that this may include your personal information if you are presenting to the panel.

The panel will aim to publish its decision on the Planning Panels website within 7 days of the meeting.

Guidelines for speakers

 As a guide, individuals will have 3 minutes to speak, a community group will have 10 minutes in total, and the applicant, including consultant(s), a total of 15 minutes to present and address issues raised in public submissions. Any requests for extending time limits are to be granted at the discretion of the Chair.

 Please consider focussing your oral submission on how the assessment report has addressed your concerns, as the panel will have read your written submission before the meeting.

MEETING DATE / TIME Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 12:00pm

LOCATION Catalina Country Club – 154 Beach Road, Batesman Bay The Planning Panels

determine regionally significant development applications (DAs), certain other DAs and s4.55(2) and s4.56 modification applicationsact as the Planning Proposal Authority (PPA) when directedundertake rezoning reviewsprovide advice on other planning and development matters when requesteddetermine site compatibility certificates under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004.

Development applications

The Planning Panels determine regionally significant development applications (DAs), certain other DAs and s4.55(2) and s4.56 modification applications.

Regional development, as outlined in Schedule 7 of the State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011 development with a capital investment value (CIV)* over $30 million

Development with a CIV* over $5 million which is:

council relatedlodged by or on behalf of the Crown (State of NSW)private infrastructure and community facilitieseco-tourist facilitiesextractive industries, waste facilities and marinas that are designated development,certain coastal subdivisionsdevelopment with a CIV* between $10 million and $30 million which is referred to the Planning Panel by the applicant after 120 days.

*     Capital investment value (CIV) is calculated at the time of lodgement of the DA for the purpose of determining whether an application should go to a Planning Panel - refer to Planning Circular PS 10-008.

Developments which meet State Significant Development criteria are not determined by the Sydney and Regional Planning Panels.

It is the responsibility of the relevant local council to carry out a proper and professional assessment of a proposal for a Panel’s determination of a relevant DA. This will include the public exhibition of the application and assessment of submissions received.

The public panel meeting is an important part of the determination process for a DA. The purpose of the meeting is for the panel to hear those who wish to express their view on a DA before a decision is made.

The Planning Panels Operational Procedures provide more detail the role of councils and the panels.


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