Far North Coast Environmental Zones Review

05/02/2013 8:19 pm

The NSW Government this week invited community members across the Far North Coast region to have their say about key environmental issues in council plans, in particular issues surrounding environmental zones.

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure has organised five meetings to allow people to speak one-on-one to staff from the government-appointed consultant conducting the review. The consultant, Parsons Brinckerhoff, will review environmental issues in planning instruments in the Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore and Tweed Council areas.

The review will focus upon concerns that areas which were clearly rural land were being zoned for environmental protection or subject to environmental mapping.

In September 2012 the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Brad Hazzard, announced that the department would review the application of Environmental E2 and E3 zones and environmental overlays on the Far North Coast in consultation with other government agencies and stakeholders.

Members of the community are invited to attend drop-in sessions organised in each of the five regions.

As part of the review, the consultant will also visit sites which have been earmarked for the environmental zones.

Visit the Department's website for more information.