JVRRA calls for longer DCP consultation period

A draft Development Control Plan (DCP) for Jamberoo is expected to be endorsed at the Council meeting on 18 July.

The draft has been recommended for endorsement by Council’s Planning Committee, and will be used as a framework in community consultation.

The Jamberoo Valley Residents and Ratepayers Association has requested that the normal 28 day exhibition period be extended to allow for meaningful engagement with the community, and that workshops be conducted by independent facilitators.

Director of Environmental Services, Phil Costello, says, “It always has been, and remains to be, Council’s intention to effectively engage the Jamberoo community in order to produce a DCP that is representative of community values and can be effectively implemented.”

It is hoped that the DCP will be in place by the end of the year.

As Mr Costello is to leave Kiama Council in early August for a role as Shoalhaven City Council’s Director Planning, Environment and Development, responsibility for seeing the DCP through to completion will rest with his successor.


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