More time for comment


THE public is being given additional time to comment on a proposal to help unlock land in century-old paper subdivisions across NSW including land at North Arm Cove, Pindimar and Bundabah.

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure is exhibiting a draft regulation and guideline to help overcome the barrier previously preventing new housing from being built in paper subdivisions.

Paper subdivision are “planning anomalies” where land was subdivided for housing many decades ago but new housing has not been permitted.

Minister for planning Rob Hazzard said these areas typically had problems with small lot sizes and poor infrastructure. The exhibition period has been extended by three weeks and submissions can now be lodged until Friday, March 30. The extended period for public comment will allow further consultation and engagement with affected landowners and the council. The proposed process could be used to amend a subdivision layout to amalgamate smaller lots into more viable parcels and allocate land for roads and infrastructure to enable development to proceed. The proposal is available to view at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/onexhibition. Submissions can be emailed to housingpolicy@planning.nsw.gov.au or posted to Policy, Planning Systems and Reform, Department of Planning and Infrastructure, GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001. Submissions will be made publicly available. If you do not want your name or other personal details to be made available, this should be clearly stated in the submission.

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