Iron Gates DA on public exhibition

THE Iron Gates residential subdivision development application will be on public exhibition for one month from this Friday, 24 September, as is required under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Submissions must be received by 11.30pm Sunday 24 October.

The development application was referred back to Richmond Valley Council following the Northern Regional Planning Panel’s acceptance of an amendment to the 2019 application, making it a Concept Development Application containing two stages. The application states that stage two will be subject to a further development application.

The Northern Rivers Planning Panel is the consent authority for the proposal, lodged by Goldcoral Pty Ltd, which involves land at 240 Iron Gates Drive, Evans Head, including Crown land along the southern Evans River foreshore.

The full Iron Gates published notice, as well as the development application and supporting documents, can be viewed or downloaded from the On Exhibition page at

Any person may make a written submission during the exhibition period by sending it to Richmond Valley Council by:

  • Post – Locked Bag 10 Casino NSW 2470
  • Hand delivery – to either of Council’s Customer Service Centres in Casino and Evans Head
  • Online – by completing an online submission form via Have Your Say on Council’s website

General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said as with all development applications received by Council, the Goldcoral Pty Ltd proposal for Iron Gates would undergo a further full professional and technical assessment to ensure it met relevant NSW Government legislation and planning controls, which includes referrals to NSW Government agencies for their advice and feedback.

Mr Macdonald said having all the documentation on public exhibition for one month gave the community an opportunity to have a say on the merits of this development.

“All submissions received from previous exhibitions of this application will be considered as part of the assessment process, however, it should be noted the application has been amended,” he said.

He said anyone could formally submit comments to support or oppose the development application during the exhibition period.

However, he said Council would not consider anonymous submissions and all submissions would be made publicly available on Council’s website in their entirety.

“For feedback on a development application to be valid, a submission must be properly made in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act,” Mr Macdonald said.

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