Full information can be found on the Blue Mountains City Council website.
We urge everyone to have a look at the Draft LEP online, or at the Blaxland, Springwood and Katoomba libraries or at the Council's Springwood and Katoomba offices during business hours.
There is also a "drop in" centre at Council's Katoomba office from 9 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday, where you can speak to a Council planner.
The Council is holding a series of Information sessions on the DLEP before Christmas.
Of most interest to Society members will be sessions on -
Details of times and venues can be found on the Blue Mountains City Council website.
We are advised that Council is not planning on re-running these information sessions, but they will be video recorded and available through the Council's website.
Viewing the DLEP online
For members wanting to view the Draft LEP online, here is a brief "user's guide" to the information that is available and where to find it.
On Friday 4th October 2013, the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure issued this media release.
It begins -
"The Department of Planning and Infrastructure has recommended that the Coalpac Consolidation Project near Lithgow should not be approved in its current form.
A final decision will now be made by the independent Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), made up of different panel members to those who conducted a review of the project last year."
The department's assessment report and recommendation can be found here.
A map that accompanied the Department's media release can be found here.
Before euphoria takes over, it is emphasised that the DP&I has rejected the CCP "in its present form" and "the independent Planning Assessment Commission" (PAC 2) will now make the final decision. There is still work to be done and Coalpac may well submit a 'new' development application.
The Society has developed a kit to help Blue Mountains residents better understand environmental protection and planning laws, learn how development in the Blue Mountains is regulated, and take appropriate action on environment-related matters.
The Kit gives advice on what to do in a variety of situations - from how to report pollution and suspected non-compliant or illegal development, to how to use the Council's interactive maps, and how to make a submission to a Development Application and more.
Major reforms are also afoot to the NSW Planning System. Read all about it "here"
Say no to recreational hunting
in NSW National Parks - here's how
Help us preserve the natural environment of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage region.
Native Plant Nursery
Operating at Lawson and Blackheath, our nursery grows native plants for residents and organisations.
Find out how you can buy plants or help out at the nursery.
Walking is a great way to meet people, keep fit and enjoy nature. Come and explore the beautiful Blue Mountains with friendly people.
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The Bushcare Group meets once a month to remove weeds and plant native species at the Valley of the Waters site.
New members are always welcome.
The Plant Study Group
The Plant Study Group meets once a month and travels to different locations in the mountains, enabling it to see a diversity of species and plant communities.