Draft Community Participation Plan


Kiama Council has drafted a Community Participation Plan to provide a single document setting out all of council’s community participation requirements when it comes to planning matters.

The Community Participation Plan (CPP) is a new requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Currently, council community participation requirements are spread through several planning documents.

The draft CPP sets out:

•           What type of applications will be notified

•           Who will be notified

•           How notice will be given

•           How long will the exhibition period be

•           How submissions can be made

•           What documents will be made publicly available

The draft CPP also contains a commitment from council to share information about planning matters through:

 •          Notification letters

•           Advertising

•           Council website

•           Newsletters

•           News and social media

•           Council reports

•           Public meetings

•           Resident groups


The changes involved transferring all community participation requirements from development control plans to the CPP.

Both the draft CPP and amendments to Chapter 2 of the Kiama Development Control Plan (DCP) will be on public exhibition from Monday 9 September until Tuesday, 8 October.

Further information: www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/your-council/consultations-exhibitions