Have your say on the Kingscliff Locality Plan: join a reference panel

20 May 2014

Community-based representatives and technical experts are wanted to help inform the development of a Kingscliff Locality Plan.

As the Kingscliff area continues to experience significant growth, the locality plan is being prepared to provide a strategic framework to balance development and employment opportunities with environmental protection and community expectations.

Council's Urban Designer, John Lynch, said the reference panels were being established to facilitate effective liaison between Council's project team and the Kingscliff community from an early stage in the project.

He said the intent behind having two panels was to identify a broader range of issues and opportunities and provide an appropriate forum for in-depth discussion on both technical and community-based aspects, resulting in a more robust plan that was truly representative of the various stakeholders' perspectives.

"The community-based panel is critical to the success of this project, representing the local people who live, work and play in the Kingscliff area every day," Mr Lynch said.

"Their input will ensure the plan responds to the needs, expectations and aspirations of various groups within the community, while strengthening the existing character and identity of the local area. Given that the plan will be a blueprint for future growth and development, it is imperative the community has representation and participation within the plan making process.

"For the technical review panel, we're looking for people with the relevant skills and experience to provide specialist guidance, advice and input to the technical planning and design aspects of the project, including participation in an enquiry by design process."

Throughout the project, the feedback and outputs from each of the reference panels will be shared across both groups and made public via Council's online community engagement hub, Your Say Tweed.

Interested persons should prepare a concise response the selection criteria outlined in the relevant reference panel charter, available from the Council website and Your Say Tweed.  
Alternatively, a hard copy may be obtained by contacting Council's Planning Reforms Unit on (02) 6670 2520.

Expressions of interest must be received by close of business on Tuesday 10 June 2014 and can be delivered to Council's offices at Tweed Heads or Murwillumbah or posted to:

Kingscliff Locality Plan
General Manager
Tweed Shire Council
PO Box 816
Further information about the Kingscliff Locality Plan can be found here at Your Say Tweed or by contacting Council's Planning Reforms Unit on (02) 6670 2520.
Categories: expressions of interest, reference panel, kingscliff, locality plan, EOI, planning reforms
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