Community Participation Plan
Council has prepared a Community Participation Plan (CPP) to meet new requirements under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) 1979.
The purpose of a CPP is to set out how and when the community can have their say on the planning functions exercised by Council in the Maitland Local Government Area (LGA). Planning functions include plan making and assessing and making decisions on proposed development. The CPP sets out minimum public exhibition time frames (including notification of development applications) as provided by the EP&A Act 1979.
The level and extent of community participation will vary depending on the scope of the proposal under consideration and the potential impact of the decision on the community. The community includes anyone who is affected by planning and development in the Maitland LGA.
Have your say
Feedback on the draft Community Participation Plan has closed. Thank you to everyone who made a submission.
All submissions were considered by Council as part of the finalisation of the draft document.
The CPP was considered and adopted by Council at its meeting on 12 November 2019.
Report to Council to exhibit draft CPP
Public exhibition opened
Public exhibition closed
Council adopts CPP
CPP uploaded to NSW Planning Portal