March 20, 2015:
The United Kogarah City Residents Association, wrote to every State Election 2015 candidate for their view on the Draft LEP. This is to distribute to everyone in our collective groups and databases, this website, the kogarah.org Facebook page and print media.
Extract: “The amendments currently proposed by Council to the Kogarah Local Environment Plan (LEP), are said to be for the purpose of achieving State Government housing targets. During your campaign to represent your electorate within the Kogarah local government area, you may have become increasingly aware of the resulting community concern. Our representative groups have collectively resolved to ask each of you, where you stand regarding the proposed amendments to the Kogarah LEP. ….”
March 12, 2015:
The United Kogarah City Residents Association, wrote to Kogarah City Council and each Councillor, with concerns over the public exhibition of the Draft LEP, and improvements towards public participation. We await a reply.
Extract: “The United Association’s position is that the community must have a major say in what happens in their municipality and what type of neighbourhood they want to live in, what kind of future it holds for them, for their children and their grandchildren as well as the lifestyle they are entitled to enjoy.
Accordingly, the Council is bound to adhere to various statutory obligations, including the following: “Councils have a custodial role in developing and monitoring the community strategic plan for the local government area on behalf of their communities. Achieving the strategic objectives in the community strategic plan may involve partners including State Government agencies, non-government organisations and other community groups and individuals.” (Local Government ACT 1993 – Notes to Act 30 of 1993, Note to Chapter 13)”
Controversial Kogarah housing plan ready for public comment | St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
ARTICLE – March 1, 2015:
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Controversial Kogarah housing plan ready for public comment
By Maria Galinovic.
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