Be informed and have your say on what is happening in Singleton and provide input into Council's and our community's future. The following items are currently on public exhibition. Details of each item can be found by viewing the documents attached to each item.
PUBLIC EXHIBITION - DRAFT LOCAL STRATEGIC PLANNING STATEMENT
Singleton Council, at its Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday 16 March 2020, resolved to exhibit the Draft Singleton Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040 (Draft LSPS).
Amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) 1979, which took effect in March 2018, introduced new requirements for councils to prepare and make Local Strategic Planning Statements. The NSW State Government has directed regional councils, such as Singleton Council, to have their LSPS’s in place by the 01 July 2020.
LSPSs are prepared and made under Section 3.9 of the EP&A Act 1979 and set out:
- The 20 year vision for land use in the local area
- The basis for strategic planning in the area, having regard to economic, social and environmental matters
- The planning priorities for the area and actions required for achieving those planning priorities
- The special characteristics which contribute to local identity
- Shared community values to be maintained and enhanced
- How growth and change will be managed into the future
- How implementation of the LSPS actions will be monitored and reported
The LSPS must also demonstrate how its vision gives effect to the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 at the local level, as well as how it aligns with the priorities outlined in the Councils adopted Community Strategic Plan.
Once implemented, the LSPS will be a key resource for guiding how strategic and statutory plans associated with land use and development will be implemented at the local level.
The Draft Singleton LSPS will be on public exhibition from Thursday 26 March 2020 until Monday 11 May 2020.
Unfortunately, the exhibition documentation will not available for viewing from the Singleton Council Administration Centre, Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre or the Singleton Library during Council building closures associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
During such closures, if you require a hardcopy of the exhibition material, please contact Council via email or telephone and arrangements will be made for a hardcopy to be provided.
However, should the following facilities be re-opened during the exhibition period, the exhibition material will be made available for viewing during regular business hours:
- Singleton Council Administration Centre - 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday Cnr Queen Street and Civic Avenue, Singleton.
- Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre - Townhead Park, New England Highway, Singleton.
- Singleton Library - 8-10 Queen Street, Singleton.
DECISION REGARDING COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSIONS
With heightened health warnings surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Council has made the difficult decision not to hold community drop-in sessions for the exhibition of the Draft LSPS. Instead, Council is encouraging use of email or contact via telephone for enquiries relating to the Draft LSPS exhibition. Explanatory information to support the Draft LSPS exhibition is also available via the associated exhibition page on Council’s website.
- Draft Singleton Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040
- Online Map
- NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s - Local Strategic Planning Statements: Key Documents & FAQs
Council is interested in your views regarding the Draft LSPS and invites you to make a written submission on the Draft LSPS. Submissions will be taken into account by Council before consideration is given to the making of the LSPS. Submissions should include:
- Your name and address;
- The Council file reference (17/00730);
- Clear feedback on the Draft LSPS and details of any suggested changes to the Draft LSPS; and
- For any suggested changes, an explanation of the reasons for such changes.
Your submission must reach Singleton Council by close of business on 11 May 2020 and should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 314
SINGLETON NSW 2330
Note: Submissions must relate to the Draft LSPS being exhibited and must not contain comments which could be considered or construed as slanderous. Pursuant to Schedule 1 of the EP&A Act 1979, Council may make submissions publicly available. As such, submissions may be placed on Council’s website, in Council meeting reports and may also be forwarded to other persons or authorities with an interest in the exhibition outcomes for the Draft LSPS.
In accordance with Section 10.4 of the EP&A Act 1979, a person who makes a submission in relation to the Draft LSPS is required to disclose all reportable political donations made to any councillor of Singleton Council and all gifts made to any councillor or employee of Singleton Council; by themselves or any of their associates within two years prior to the submission being made and ending when Draft LSPS is made. For more details, including a disclosure form, go to www.singleton.nsw.gov.au .
Enquiries should be directed Senior Specialist Strategic Planner, Gary Pearson on 02 6578 7290.
PUBLIC EXHIBITION - PLANNING PROPOSAL - BULGA DEFERRED MATTER SITE
Singleton Council has received a request to amend the Singleton Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) and has prepared a planning proposal which describes the proposed amendment.
The amendment would:
- Complete the repeal of the Singleton Local Environmental Plan 1996 by using Clause 1.8 of the Singleton LEP 2013 and by incorporating the remaining land to which it applies (i.e. Bulga “Deferred Matter”) into the Singleton Local Environmental Plan 2013. Clause 1.8A details savings provisions for existing Development Applications;
- Apply appropriate land use zones to the land, which are compatible with identified environmental constraints and provide for the orderly and economic use and development of the land;
- Provide for large residential lots in the village of Bulga and allow for limited future growth of the village by zoning adjoining relatively un-vegetated land R5 Large Lot Residential;
- Provide for low impact residential development on the land proposed to be zoned E4 Environmental Living, which is sympathetic to the environmental values of that land;
- Provide for sustainable primary industry on land proposed to be zoned RU4 Primary Production Small Lots;
- Provide for continued recreational use of the Bulga Recreation Ground by zoning that land RE1 Public Recreation; and
- Map the War Memorial Gates at Bulga Recreation Ground as being an item of local heritage significance.
The planning proposal will be on public exhibition from 09/03/2020 until 24/04/2020.
- Exhibition Document
- Singleton Local Environmental Plan 1996
- Singleton Local Environmental Plan 2013
Council is interested in your views regarding the LEP amendment and invites you to make a written submission on the proposed amendment.
Submissions will be taken into account by Council before consideration is given to the making of the LEP amendment. Submissions should include:
- Your name and address;
- The Council file reference (60.2018.2);
- A statement on whether you support or object to the LEP amendment as described by the planning proposal; and
- The reasons why you support or object to the LEP amendment.
Your submission must reach Singleton Council by close of business on 24/04/2020 and should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 314
SINGLETON NSW 2330
Note: Submissions must relate to the planning proposal being exhibited and must not contain comments which could be considered or construed as slanderous. Pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council may make submissions publicly available. As such, submissions may be placed on Council’s website, in Council meeting reports and may also be forwarded to the proponent or viewed by other persons or authorities with an interest in the planning proposal.
In accordance with Section 10.4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, a person who makes a submission in relation to the planning proposal is required to disclose all reportable political donations made to any councillor of Singleton Council and all gifts made to any councillor or employee of Singleton Council; by themselves or any of their associates within two years prior to the submission being made and ending when processing of the planning proposal is completed. For more details, including a disclosure form, go to www.singleton.nsw.gov.au .
Enquiries: Ms A Tinlin on 6578 7290
PUBLIC EXHIBITON DRAFT CHILDREN’S SERVICES POLICY
At Council’s ordinary meeting held on 17 February 2020, Council resolved to place on public exhibition the draft Children’s Services Policy for a period of 28 days and to provide public notice of its intention to adopt the draft policy subject to submissions received.
The draft Children’s Services Policy is available for viewing until 2 April 2020.
Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Singleton Council, PO Box 314, Singleton or sent via email to email@example.com prior to 4.30pm 2 April 2020.
Documents for download:
Submissions must be received by close of business on the last day of the exhibition period, unless otherwise stated. Submissions are to be made in writing addressed to the General Manager.
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The General Manager
PO Box 314
Singleton NSW 2330
or in person to:
Singleton Council Administration Building
Corner or Civic Avenue and Queen Street
Singleton NSW 2330
8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
The personal information provided as part of submissions will be used for the purpose of considering the specific project or proposal on exhibition and will become a record of Council. All information will be stored securely and retained in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.
POLITICAL DONATIONS AND GIFTS
A Disclosure Statement of Political Donations and Gifts must be submitted to Council with your submission if the Public Exhibition is a Planning Matter under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This includes, but is not limited to: Development Application (DA), Development Control Plans (DCP's), Local Environmental Plans (LEP's), Section 7.11 Local Contributions Plan (previously Section 94 Contributions Plans).