Recommendations made by the Planning and Development Committee - December 2015

Dubbo City Council’s Planning and Development Committee considered the following items at last night’s (14 December) meeting and made recommendations to Council. 

Planning Proposal – Secondary Dwelling Provisions
A recommendation has been made for Council to endorse a Planning Proposal to amend the Dubbo Local Environmental Plan (Dubbo LEP) to increase the maximum floor area of a secondary dwelling to 65% of the total floor space of the principal dwelling.

Chair of the Planning and Development Committee Councillor Kevin Parker said the Planning Proposal follows a review of the provisions for Secondary Dwellings in the Dubbo LEP.

“The Planning Proposal could have a number of benefits including more diverse housing types, a wider range of development opportunities and greater flexibilities for accommodating extended families on the one allotment,” Councillor Parker said.

If endorsed at Council’s Ordinary meeting, Council will seek a Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning and Environment to enable the Planning Proposal to be placed on public exhibition.

Draft Structure Plan for the South-East Residential Urban Release Area:
The Planning and Development Committee has recommended Council endorse for the purposes of public consultation, a draft Structure Plan that has been prepared to facilitate future residential growth in the South East Residential Urban Release Area.  

Councillor Parker said the site bounded by the existing Southlakes Estate, the future Boundary Road extension, Sheraton Road and Hennessy Drive is a significant component of remaining ‘greenfield’ land available for residential development east of the Macquarie River.

“The draft Structure Plan indicatively shows that up to 2,075 allotments could be accommodated in this area meaning it will be one of Dubbo’s key growth areas,” Councillor Parker said. “The draft structure plan identifies the opportunities and constraints of the land and the anticipated needs of the community to set the direction for the future development.”

If endorsed by Council further consultation with the public, state agencies and affected landowners will be undertaken.

Last Edited: 11 Jan 2016

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