Local issues

27 May 2011

The Independent Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has approved Rose Group’s residential subdivisions at Catherine Hill Bay and Gwandalan. Approximately 700 new residential lots will be produced. While the PAC supported the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s

recommendation to approve the subdivision, the PAC has requested a number of amendments to the proposal and supporting development control plan. The PAC reports detailing the history of the project and required changes to the proposal may be downloaded from here.


The NSW Minister for the Illawarra Greg Pearce says that the Government is committed to attracting investment and industry to the Illawarra region. Mr Pearce made these statements during a recent visit to Kiama where he chaired a meeting of the Illawarra Employment Lands Taskforce. More detail is here.


The NSW Government will dissolve the interim special planning panels at Wagga Wagga and hand planning powers back to the Council. The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure is of the opinion that Wagga Wagga Council has reformed its internal procedures and is now fit to manage its own planning processes, in conjunction with the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel. The Government’s media release is here.


Wingecarribee Shire Council is re-exhibiting a draft Section 94 Contributions Plan for the Moss Vale Enterprise Corridor until 22 June 2011. This plan requires a contribution of $150,270 per hectare for the provision of infrastructure and property acquisition. The draft contributions plan is here and the Council officer report is here.