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18/2017/3: City Wide Heritage Amendment

On 8 November 2017 the Department of Planning and Environment issued a Gateway determination enabling Council to place the Planning Proposal, 18/2017/3 – City Wide Heritage Amendment on exhibition for a minimum of 28 days. This is consistent with Council’s resolution to proceed with this Proposal at its Ordinary Meeting held 19 July 2017.  

The objective of the Planning Proposal is to implement the findings of the Cessnock City Heritage Study and ensure items and areas of heritage significance are appropriately protected in the Cessnock Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2011. This includes updating the Heritage maps and Schedule 5, Environmental heritage, of the LEP. The Planning Proposal also aims to correct minor errors and ensure that the sites that are listed as containing a heritage item are correct. The Planning Proposal will achieve the following objectives:  

  • recognise additional Local Heritage items;
  • recognise additional Heritage Conservation Areas;
  • correct property descriptions and addresses of several heritage items in Schedule 5 of the LEP;
  • remove heritage items where the item is not located on the property; and
  • alter heritage mapping to reflect subdivisions that have occurred

The Planning Proposal is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days from 24 October 2018 to 21 November 2018, copies of the proposal documents can be viewed below:

Hard copies can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Council’s Administration Building (Customer Services Section); and
  • Council’s Public Libraries; and

Any person may make a written submission in relation to the Planning Proposal. Any views expressed in written submissions will be considered by Council before a final decision is made on whether or not the draft Plan should be made.

In order to be considered by Council, submissions must be received by 5.00pm on 21 November 2018 and should quote “18/2017/3 – City Wide Heritage Amendment”.  Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager and can be submitted via:

Submissions are NOT kept confidential.  Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with privacy laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.  When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.

Any enquiries should be directed to Council’s Strategic Land Use Planning section on 4993 4155.