Documents on public exhibition

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

 Walgett Shire Council has received a for Development Application, DA2020/18, from Eric Tran (Enerparc) to construct a solar farm located on Lot 13 DP753926 Kamilaroi Highway, Burren Junction.

The Development Application, Statements of Environmental Effects and plans will be on public display at Walgett Shire Council’s Administration Offices, 77 Fox Street, Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Streets, Lightning Ridge. The documents may be viewed Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am until 4.30pm until 14 October 2020.

All written submissions on the proposed developments will be considered by Walgett Shire Council if received prior to 5.00pm 14 October 2020. If a written submission is made that objects to the development, then the grounds of objection should be specified within the submission. Council will not consider any submissions confidential.

DA2020-18 – Notification Plans – 30 September 2020: Burren Junction Solar Farm

Statement of Environmental Effects Burren Junction Solar Farm: Report No: 219367_SEE_001A 26 August 2020

If you have any further inquiries regarding these applications please contact Libby Cumming, Council’s Contract Town Planner on 0427 963 975.

 

NOTICE OF PLANNING PROPOSAL

Council is exhibiting a planning proposal under the provisions of Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The objective of the planning proposal is to amend the Walgett Local Environmental Plan 2013 to rezone the land (MPL278) and permit a dwelling on part of Lot 2 DP 11532975, Crystal Road, Lightning Ridge.

The planning proposal and supporting documentation are on public exhibition during business hours at the Walgett Council Offices at 77 Fox Street Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Street, Lightning Ridge and available below for the period 9 September 2020 until 7 October 2020.

Interested persons are invited to inspect the planning proposal and supporting documentation. Written submissions concerning the provisions of the planning proposal may be made to Council throughout the above mentioned exhibition period. Submissions should be in writing and can be posted, faxed to 6828 1608, or emailed to admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au. The last day for the receipt of submissions is 7 October 2020.

Please note confidentiality is not available to respondents. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report or forwarded to the proponent where it may help to resolve issues raised in the submission. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released. Submissions are balanced with Council’s statutory obligations, the rights of the proponent and the public interest. Council must consider any submissions made before it decides whether to proceed with or abandon a proposal.

Where relevant, a Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement must accompany any submission lodged with Council. Under Section 110.4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 any person who makes a submission to Council is required to disclose any political donation or gift.

If you have any enquiries please contact Council on 6828 6100. Written submissions made in relation to the Planning Proposal should be addressed to The General Manager, PO Box 31, Walgett NSW 2354.

 

AMENDED DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: DA20008/012 AUSTRALIAN OPAL CENTRE

Walgett Shire Council has received a modification for Development Application, DA20008/012, from the Lightning Ridge Opal and Fossil Centre Incorporated to modify the approved construction of the Australian Opal Centre located on Lot 1 DP 1103508, Three Mile Road Lightning Ridge.

The Development Application, Statements of Environmental Effects and plans will be on public display at Walgett Shire Council’s Administration Offices, 77 Fox Street, Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Streets, Lightning Ridge. The documents may be viewed Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am until 4.30pm until 26 August 2020.

All written submissions on the proposed developments will be considered by Walgett Shire Council if received prior to 5.00pm 26 August 2020. If a written submission is made that objects to the development, then the grounds of objection should be specified within the submission. Council will not consider any submissions confidential.

If you have any further inquiries regarding these applications please contact Libby Cumming, Council’s Contract Town Planner on 0427 963 975.

DA2008-12-2 – Notification Attchment – 13 August 2020

NOTICE OF PLANNING PROPOSAL

Council is exhibiting a planning proposal under the provisions of Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The objective of the planning proposal is to amend the Walgett Local Environmental Plan 2013 to rezone the land (MPL278) and permit a dwelling on part of Lot 2 DP 11532975, Crystal Road, Lightning Ridge.

The planning proposal and supporting documentation are on public exhibition during business hours at the Walgett Council Offices at 77 Fox Street Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Street, Lightning Ridge and available below for the period 9 September 2020 until 7 October 2020.

Interested persons are invited to inspect the planning proposal and supporting documentation. Written submissions concerning the provisions of the planning proposal may be made to Council throughout the above mentioned exhibition period. Submissions should be in writing and can be posted, faxed to 6828 1608, or emailed to admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au. The last day for the receipt of submissions is 7 October 2020.

Please note confidentiality is not available to respondents. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report or forwarded to the proponent where it may help to resolve issues raised in the submission. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released. Submissions are balanced with Council’s statutory obligations, the rights of the proponent and the public interest. Council must consider any submissions made before it decides whether to proceed with or abandon a proposal.

Where relevant, a Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement must accompany any submission lodged with Council. Under Section 110.4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 any person who makes a submission to Council is required to disclose any political donation or gift.

If you have any enquiries please contact Council on 6828 6100. Written submissions made in relation to the Planning Proposal should be addressed to The General Manager, PO Box 31, Walgett NSW 2832.

 

AMENDED DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: DA20008/012 AUSTRALIAN OPAL CENTRE

Walgett Shire Council has received a modification for Development Application, DA20008/012, from the Lightning Ridge Opal and Fossil Centre Incorporated to modify the approved construction of the Australian Opal Centre located on Lot 1 DP 1103508, Three Mile Road Lightning Ridge.

The Development Application, Statements of Environmental Effects and plans will be on public display at Walgett Shire Council’s Administration Offices, 77 Fox Street, Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Streets, Lightning Ridge. The documents may be viewed Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am until 4.30pm until 26 August 2020.

All written submissions on the proposed developments will be considered by Walgett Shire Council if received prior to 5.00pm 26 August 2020. If a written submission is made that objects to the development, then the grounds of objection should be specified within the submission. Council will not consider any submissions confidential.

If you have any further inquiries regarding these applications please contact Libby Cumming, Council’s Contract Town Planner on 0427 963 975.

DA2008-12-2 – Notification Attchment – 13 August 2020


Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

All councils are required to prepare a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The LSPS is to implement actions in the Regional and District Plans and set out the 20-year vision for land use in the local area, the special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.  These statements should be succinct and an easy to understand document that will allow community members to contribute to and understand the future direction of land use in the area.

The Draft Walgett LSPS has been prepared for consideration and identifies the planning priorities for the Walgett local government area and explains how these priorities are to be delivered. Importantly, the statement integrates with council’s Community Strategic Plan and aligns with the Far West Regional Plan.

The exhibition period is open until 30 June 2020 and Council wants your thoughts.

The draft LSPS can be viewed on Council’s website www.walgett.nsw.gov.au and hard copies are also available for public inspection at:

  • Walgett – Council Office at 77 Fox Street
  • Lightning Ridge – Council Office at Shop 4, 12 Opal Street
  • Collarenebri – Council Agency at 37-39 Wilson Street
  • Carinda Far West Store – 16 Colin Street
  • Grawin, Glengarry Sheepyard – GGSMA office, Glengarry Opal Field
  • Burren Junction – Post office
  • Rowena – Post office

 

Submissions can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to Council. Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 31, Walgett 2832, faxed to (02) 6828 1608, or emailed to admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au. All submissions received prior to close of business on Tuesday 30 June 2020 will be considered by Council.

To download the document Click Here: Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement – 24 May 2020

 


Western Slopes Pipeline Project

Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Western Slopes Pipeline Project

APA Western Slopes Pipeline Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the APA Group (together referred to as APA), is proposing to construct a 400-450mm diameter, buried steel, high pressure gas line approximately 450 kilometres in length to connect the Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) to New South Wales gas transmission network.

The Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Western Slopes Pipeline Project has recently been submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment and Council has made this document available for public viewing at of our office at 77 Fox Street, Walgett, between the hours of 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Western Slopes Pipeline Project Fact Sheet is also available Project-Fact-Sheet.pdf

The document is also available for download from the Department’s Major Projects website at majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/

NOTICE OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

 

Walgett Shire Council has received a for Development Application, DA2020/18, from Eric Tran (Enerparc) to construct a solar farm located on Lot 13 DP753926 Kamilaroi Highway, Burren Junction.

The Development Application, Statements of Environmental Effects and plans will be on public display at Walgett Shire Council’s Administration Offices, 77 Fox Street, Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Streets, Lightning Ridge. The documents may be viewed Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am until 4.30pm until 14 October 2020.

All written submissions on the proposed developments will be considered by Walgett Shire Council if received prior to 5.00pm 14 October 2020. If a written submission is made that objects to the development, then the grounds of objection should be specified within the submission. Council will not consider any submissions confidential.

DA2020-18 – Notification Plans – 30 September 2020: Burren Junction Solar Farm

Statement of Environmental Effects Burren Junction Solar Farm: Report No: 219367_SEE_001A 26 August 2020

If you have any further inquiries regarding these applications please contact Libby Cumming, Council’s Contract Town Planner on 0427 963 975.

 

NOTICE OF PLANNING PROPOSAL

Council is exhibiting a planning proposal under the provisions of Section 3.34 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The objective of the planning proposal is to amend the Walgett Local Environmental Plan 2013 to rezone the land (MPL278) and permit a dwelling on part of Lot 2 DP 11532975, Crystal Road, Lightning Ridge.

The planning proposal and supporting documentation are on public exhibition during business hours at the Walgett Council Offices at 77 Fox Street Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Street, Lightning Ridge and available below for the period 9 September 2020 until 7 October 2020.

Interested persons are invited to inspect the planning proposal and supporting documentation. Written submissions concerning the provisions of the planning proposal may be made to Council throughout the above mentioned exhibition period. Submissions should be in writing and can be posted, faxed to 6828 1608, or emailed to admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au. The last day for the receipt of submissions is 7 October 2020.

Please note confidentiality is not available to respondents. The details of any submissions may be included in a Council report or forwarded to the proponent where it may help to resolve issues raised in the submission. Information (including copies of submissions) may also be released. Submissions are balanced with Council’s statutory obligations, the rights of the proponent and the public interest. Council must consider any submissions made before it decides whether to proceed with or abandon a proposal.

Where relevant, a Political Donation and Gift Disclosure Statement must accompany any submission lodged with Council. Under Section 110.4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 any person who makes a submission to Council is required to disclose any political donation or gift.

If you have any enquiries please contact Council on 6828 6100. Written submissions made in relation to the Planning Proposal should be addressed to The General Manager, PO Box 31, Walgett NSW 2832.

 

AMENDED DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: DA20008/012 AUSTRALIAN OPAL CENTRE

Walgett Shire Council has received a modification for Development Application, DA20008/012, from the Lightning Ridge Opal and Fossil Centre Incorporated to modify the approved construction of the Australian Opal Centre located on Lot 1 DP 1103508, Three Mile Road Lightning Ridge.

The Development Application, Statements of Environmental Effects and plans will be on public display at Walgett Shire Council’s Administration Offices, 77 Fox Street, Walgett and Crn Harlequin and Opal Streets, Lightning Ridge. The documents may be viewed Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am until 4.30pm until 26 August 2020.

All written submissions on the proposed developments will be considered by Walgett Shire Council if received prior to 5.00pm 26 August 2020. If a written submission is made that objects to the development, then the grounds of objection should be specified within the submission. Council will not consider any submissions confidential.

If you have any further inquiries regarding these applications please contact Libby Cumming, Council’s Contract Town Planner on 0427 963 975.

DA2008-12-2 – Notification Attchment – 13 August 2020


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR EXHIBITION OF DRAFT OPERATIONAL PLAN 2020/2021

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with the provisions of sections 404 and 405 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council has developed its Draft Delivery Program and Draft Operational Plan.  These Draft Plans detail the activities to be undertaken in the next financial year. The documents include the Draft Long Term Financial Plan, the three budget scenarios including; Planned, Moderate and Conservative, the Draft Statement of Revenue Policy, Draft Fees and Charges and the Draft Workforce Plan.

Residents are encouraged to inspect the Draft Documents below.

Council invites written submissions and comments on the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan to be received by 4.00pm Wednesday 22nd July 2020.  Following consideration of public submissions the Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan will be formally considered and adopted by Council at a Meeting to be held on Tuesday 28th July 2020.

 

Michael Urquhart

Acting General Manager

 

  1. Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2017/18 – 2020/21 & operational 2020/2021
  2. Long Term Financial Plan 2020/2021 – 2029/2030
  3. Scenarios – Planned – 2.6% general rate increase, Moderate – 1.3% general rate increase and Conservative – Zero general rate increase
  4. Statement of Revenue Policy
  5. Fees and Charges 2020-2021
  6. Workforce Plan 2017-2021

 Draft Aboriginal Reconciliation  Action Plan 2020-2025

The draft 2020-2025 Aboriginal Reconciliation & Community Development Action Plan (ARAP) was adopted for public exhibition at the 26 May 2020 Council Meeting. Council now invites the community to view and comment on the plan.

An Aboriginal Reconciliation Plan is an important part of the community, culture and goals of our Shire and our residents. This Plan is the result of extensive community consultations across the Shire and sets out the next steps in our journey to continue to build meaningful opportunities for, and sustainability of stronger relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The 2020-2025 Aboriginal Reconciliation & Community Development Action Plan affirms Council’s commitment to a reconciled Australia by developing strong relationships with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The plan is on public exhibition from 3rd June 2020 until 1st July 2020 and can be viewed on Council’s website www.walgett.nsw.gov.au and hard copies are also available for public inspection in Council’s administration Centres and libraries.

Submissions can be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Council. All submissions received prior to close of business on 29th June 2020 will be made public and considered by Council.

Further information can be made by contacting Councils, Aboriginal Liaison & Community Development Officer, MS. Reburdah Dennis on (02) 6828 6134 or E:  rdennis@walgett.nsw.gov.au 

To download the document click here:  Draft Aboriginal Reconciliation  Action Plan 2020-2025 


Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

All councils are required to prepare a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The LSPS is to implement actions in the Regional and District Plans and set out the 20-year vision for land use in the local area, the special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future.  These statements should be succinct and an easy to understand document that will allow community members to contribute to and understand the future direction of land use in the area.

The Draft Walgett LSPS has been prepared for consideration and identifies the planning priorities for the Walgett local government area and explains how these priorities are to be delivered. Importantly, the statement integrates with council’s Community Strategic Plan and aligns with the Far West Regional Plan.

The exhibition period is open until 30 June 2020 and Council wants your thoughts.

The draft LSPS can be viewed on Council’s website www.walgett.nsw.gov.au and hard copies are also available for public inspection at:

  • Walgett – Council Office at 77 Fox Street
  • Lightning Ridge – Council Office at Shop 4, 12 Opal Street
  • Collarenebri – Council Agency at 37-39 Wilson Street
  • Carinda Far West Store – 16 Colin Street
  • Grawin, Glengarry Sheepyard – GGSMA office, Glengarry Opal Field
  • Burren Junction – Post office
  • Rowena – Post office

 

Submissions can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to Council. Written submissions should be addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 31, Walgett 2832, faxed to (02) 6828 1608, or emailed to admin@walgett.nsw.gov.au. All submissions received prior to close of business on Tuesday 30 June 2020 will be considered by Council.

To download the document Click Here: Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement – 24 May 2020


Draft Walgett Shire Community Participation Plan

The Draft Walgett Shire Community Participation Plan (DWSCPP) was adopted for public exhibition at the 25 February 2020 Council Meeting. Council now invites the community to view and comment on the draft plan.

The purpose of the DWSCPP sets out how and when Council will engage with the community when undertaking its town planning functions under the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979). It applies to the entire Walgett Local Government Area. An effective community consultation program does not necessarily mean that all interested parties will be satisfied with the outcome. Rather, effective community consultation is about ensuring that a proposal has been fully explored and that community concerns are identified and considered. The DWSCPP will be sent to NSW Department of Planning and Environment for comment during the exhibition period.

The DWSCPP is on public exhibition from Wednesday 4 March 2020 until Friday 3 April 2020 and can be viewed on Council’s website www.walgett.nsw.gov.au and hard copies are also available for public inspection at:

  • Walgett – Council Office at 77 Fox Street
  • Lightning Ridge – Council Office at Shop 4, 12 Opal Street
  • Collarenebri – Council Agency at 37-39 Wilson Street
  • Carinda Far West Store – 16 Colin Street
  • Grawin, Glengarry Sheepyard – GGSMA office, Glengarry Opal Field
  • Burren Junction – Post office
  • Rowena – Post office

Submissions can be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Council. All submissions received prior to close of business on Friday 3 April 2020 will be considered by Council.

Further information can be made by contacting Jessica McDonald, Director Environmental Services on (02) 6828 6120.

To download the document Click Here: Draft Walgett Shire Community Participation Plan 2 March 2020


 

Western Slopes Pipeline Project

Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Western Slopes Pipeline Project

APA Western Slopes Pipeline Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the APA Group (together referred to as APA), is proposing to construct a 400-450mm diameter, buried steel, high pressure gas line approximately 450 kilometres in length to connect the Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) to New South Wales gas transmission network.

The Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Western Slopes Pipeline Project has recently been submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment and Council has made this document available for public viewing at of our office at 77 Fox Street, Walgett, between the hours of 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Western Slopes Pipeline Project Fact Sheet is also available Project-Fact-Sheet.pdf

The document is also available for download from the Department’s Major Projects website at majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/