BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                               13.9 - Attachment 3

 

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

 

Project name:

Application of Environmental  (or other) Zones and Overlays in Byron Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014

Purpose:

To apply environmental and/or rural zones as well as overlays on certain land zoned ‘Deferred Matter’ in Byron LEP 2014, in accordance with the current legislative requirements applying to Far North Coast LEPs

Land Affected:

Applies to all ‘Deferred Matter’ areas in the Shire, with land affected by the Byron LEP 1988 7(f1) and 7(f2) zones to be considered concurrently in line with the State Government’s advice regarding: ‘Coastal Zone Management Plan for Byron Bay Embayment’; separate hazard zone/s; and coastal management reforms process

Directorate:

Sustainable Environment & Economy

 

Estimated Timeframe

             Key Milestones

Stakeholder Engagement

 

STAGE 1 –SHIREWIDE VEGETATION MAPPING COMPLETED

Purpose:  - To improve the accuracy of the mapping and reflect changes in vegetation extent and composition
                     over time.

- To provide reliable baseline data for planning purposes.

 

COMPLETED 2015

 

Stage 1 – ‘Coastal Lowlands’ vegetation mapping

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Stage 2 – ‘Hinterland’ vegetation mapping (excluding Huonbrook and surrounds)

 

 

 

 

Oct 2016 - March 2017

 

Stage 3 – ‘Huonbrook and surrounds’ vegetation mapping

->

Public exhibition and
ground-truthing

(6 weeks)

->

Shire wide vegetation mapping completed

Who

·    Affected landowners and wider community

How

·    Letters to landowners; face-to-face meetings with staff and site inspections; newspaper advert/public notice; fact sheets and/or FAQs;

 

STAGE 2 – ‘PRIMARY LAND USE’ MAPPING prepared

Purpose:  To identify the primary use of the land (ie. the main use for which the land has been used for in the
                   last 2 years) to inform application of environmental or other zones in Stage 3

 

Dec 2016 – April 2017

 

Desktop Assessment of primary land use (using aerial photo interpretation, environmental criteria, farmland rating, DA approvals and other site history) to classify as ‘Agriculture’, ‘Environmental’ or ‘Other’.

->

Landowner consultation/ engagement program to confirm “primary land use” mapping

 

->

Refined draft “primary land use” mapping

Who

·    Affected landowners

·    Stakeholder Reference Group*

·    Council / Government agencies (where public land is affected)

How

·    As applicable for Stage 1 above

 

 

STAGE 3 – INFORMAL EXHIBITION OF PROPOSED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL (OR OTHER) ZONES AND
                   OVERLAYS

Purpose:  - To identify and address key issues raised early in the process and ensure a high level of support for
                     the proposed zones and/or overlays

 

May  2017 –
Sept 2017

 

Draft rural/environmental zones and map overlays prepared for public exhibition

Zones informed by “primary land use mapping” as follows:

-   RU1 Primary Production

-   RU2 Rural Landscape

-   E2 Environmental Conservation

-   E3 Environmental Management

->

Public Exhibition of:

-      primary land use mapping;

-      proposed draft rural/ environmental zones;

-      map overlays

(6 weeks)

 

->

Council endorsement of
zones and map overlays to inform submission of a planning proposal to DPE for Gateway Determination

 

Who

·    Affected landowners and wider community

·    Government agencies

 

How

·    As applicable for Stage 1 above + public information session

 

 

STAGE 4 – GATEWAY SUBMISSION OF PLANNING PROPOSAL TO AMEND BYRON LEP 2014

Purpose:  To amend LEP 2014 in accordance with the legislative requirements for application of environmental zones and overlays in Far North Coast LEPs, as informed by the above stages.

 

Oct 2017 – March 2018

 

Preparation of Planning Proposal and submission to DPE for Gateway Determination

 

->

Public Exhibition of draft Planning Proposal in accordance with Gateway Determination

(6 weeks)

->

Council adoption of
final Planning Proposal and making of the proposed Local Environmental Plan

 

Who

·    Affected landowners and wider community

·    Government agencies

 

How

·    ‘To be determined’

 

 

 

 

Oct 2016 – March 2018

STAGE 5 – REVIEW OF BYRON LEP 1988 7(F1) AND 7(F2) COASTAL ZONES to occur concurrently  with Stages 2 - 4 above (pending advice from State government regarding: ‘Coastal Zone Management Plan for Byron Bay Embayment’; separate hazard zone/s; and coastal management reforms)

Who

·    Affected landowners and wider community

·    Government agencies

 

How

·    As applicable for Stage 1 above + public information session

 

 

 

 

 

* Stakeholder Reference Group – to comprise local environmental & agricultural representatives for the purpose of advising on Stage 2 mapping/engagement process; group may include representatives previously convened by Council in March 2013 to consider environmental zones and other strategic planning matters