Kiama Council has identified the need to reclassify the public land of the Blue Haven Bonaira site to ensure it is being operated in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993.
The land on which Blue Haven Bonaira sits is currently classified as community land, and needs to be reclassified as operational land. When Council acquired the site it should have resolved to classify the site as operational land within three months, but was not done due to an oversight.
Council has engaged MMJ Town Planning and Advisory to prepare the Planning Proposal to reclassify the site. Once prepared, the Planning Proposal will be submitted to the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, for a Gateway Determination, which usually takes a minimum of two weeks.
Once the Department has issued the Gateway Determination, the planning proposal will then be put on public exhibition for at least 28 days via Council’s website.
A public hearing is then held, at least 21 days after the close of the public exhibition.
The purpose of the public hearing is to give the community an opportunity to expand on written submissions and discuss issues in a public forum chaired by an independent facilitator, who will be engaged by Council.
The independent facilitator will provide a Public Hearing Report, which will be made publicly available.
The Public Hearing Report, any submissions and a recommendation will then go up to Council, who will vote on whether to reclassify the land.
30th Oct 2022