Kogarah city plan draws fire from wards: Urgent ward meetings to be held | St George and Sutherland Shire LeaderPosted: April 18, 2015
ARTICLE – April 7, 2015: St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
Kogarah city plan draws fire from wards: Urgent ward meetings to be held
By Maria Galinovic.
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Download our 1-page NEW CITY PLAN newsletter here: kogarah.org – Newsletter II (PDF)
“Notice of exhibition of a Planning Proposal to amend Kogarah Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 – New City Plan”
“ … The public exhibition commences on 30 March 2015 and will conclude on 29 May 2015.” “… It would be appreciated if you could spend some time reviewing the material as it is important, not only to just our current residents. but also our collective future.”
To download/view the NEW CITY PLAN newsletter that was delivered with the notification letter by Kogarah City Council, click on this link: New-City-Plan-Newsletter PDF
Kogarah City Council have created an additional website with further information and to upload your written submissions, this is a direct link: http://kogarahnewcityplan.com.au/a-new-plan-for-our-city
If you have an objection to any of the proposed rezoning for more development in the Kogarah Local Government Area, you must provide this with your reasons, by writing a letter to Kogarah City Council, before 5:00pm, Friday 29 May 2015.
You can choose to make your written submission in any of the following ways:
- Complete the on-line form at: www.kogarah.nsw.gov.au/newcityplan;
- Email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org or,
- Post your submission to:
New City Plan
Kogarah City Council
Locked Bag 8
KOGARAH NSW 2217
You must also disclose in your letter, if you have made a reportable political donation in the past two (2) years. If you have, a form can be found on Council’s website (or obtained by clicking here) to be completed and attached to your submission.
Kogarah City Council’s New City Plan website however, will not provide you with the full sized rezoning maps – they have 8-piece sectioned maps for you to study.
The only place the public can view the full sized maps in one piece, is on the kogarah.org website – to see them in full, click here
We asked if any other studies have been conducted to support the draft Planning Proposal to be told:
“… Council was also informed by, Bright Future Better Lifestyle – Community Strategic Plan 2030 (2012-2014), Ageing Strategy (2013) and Demographics – Our Community Profile and Demographics.”
We also requested copies of any studies, reports or assessments if used, such as Traffic, Environmental, Development and Social & Economic impact studies:
“No, the Department of Planning & Environment did not request that Council prepare any further studies prior to issuing the Gateway Determination to exhibit the Planning Proposal.”
March 20, 2015:
The United Kogarah City Residents Association wrote to Kogarah City Council and each Councillor, on March 12, 2015, calling for improved notification of the public exhibition of the Draft LEP, and increased public participation by way of public forums being held by Kogarah Council.
We received this reply from the Mayor, Clr. Michael Platt, March 20, 2015:
“Council is not proposing to host any public forums during the exhibition period. Council officers will be available to discuss the New City Plan and associated documents, through the New City Plan enquiry line or by appointment or by visiting the Customer Service Centre.”