Council receives revised Iron Gates proposal

A REVISED proposal for the subdivision of land at Iron Gates Drive, Evans Head, from three lots into 175 residential lots, three residue lots, four public reserves, a drainage reserve and a sewer pump station will be publicly exhibited from today for community feedback.

The development application was lodged by Goldcoral Pty Ltd and includes clearing work, road works, drainage, and landscaping.

The application will be on exhibition from today until Monday 18 November. Consent authority for the application is the Northern Regional Planning Panel.

General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said Council would wait for the assessment of a master plan by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment before Council finalised the development assessment process.

All enquiries regarding the master plan process should be directed to the Department’s regional office in Grafton.

The proposal also requires approvals from relevant State Government agencies such as the National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Rural Fire Service.

“As with all development applications received by Council, the Iron Gates proposal will undergo a full professional and technical assessment to ensure it meets relevant NSW Government legislation and planning controls,” Mr Macdonald said.

“Following Council’s assessment, a report will be compiled and forwarded to the Northern Regional Planning Panel for final determination.”

The application and support documents can be inspected at Council’s customer service centres in Casino and Evans Head, and on Council’s website at https://richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/da2015-0096-iron-gates-residential-subdivision-evans-head/

Anyone can formally submit comments to support or oppose the development application during the exhibition period.

However, in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Planning and Environment, those providing feedback should be clear on why they are supporting or opposing the development.

Council will also not consider anonymous submissions and the reasons behind a submission must be made clear.

It is important to focus on planning issues such as:

• whether the proposed use is consistent with the intent for the area;
• whether the scale and design of the proposed development is compatible with surrounding development;
• how the development addresses the street and interfaces with adjoining properties;
• any potential traffic and car parking issues associated with the development;
• how the development may impact on drainage patterns in the area; and
• how the development fits with the natural environment.

Those wishing to lodge a submission can do so by posting it to Locked Bag 10 Casino NSW 2470, online at https://richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au/contact/have-your-say/make-a-submission/ emailing it to council@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au delivering it to either of Council’s customer service centres.

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