DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL(BEING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT) ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT ACT 1979
The following Development Applications and Supporting Documents have been submitted to Gwydir Shire Council as the consent authority for Assessment.
Development Application No: 04/2019
Applicant: Gwydir Shire Council
Proposal: Shale quarry on pre-existing quarry site.
Land: Lot 2 DP 1130154, “Gunna Gumpy” 1730 Delungra Road, Myall Creek
Submitted to Council: 31 January 2019
The subject Development Applications and Supporting Documents are to be on display fromWednesday 6 February 2019 to Tuesday 19 February 2019 on the Gwydir Shire Council’s Website – www.gwydirshire.com
Any person may lodge a written submission, during the exhibition period, to the consent authority (Gwydir Shire Council), concerning the Development Application. If the submission is by way of objection, the grounds of the objection must be specified in the submission.
Written submissions will be received up until 4.00pm Tuesday 19 February 2019 and are to be addressed to:
The General Manager Gwydir Shire Council Locked Bag 5 BINGARA NSW 2404
Any person/s who makes a submission by way of objection and is dissatisfied with the determination of the consent authority to grant development consent, may appeal to the Land and Environment Court. If a commission Inquiry is held, the Ministers determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.
Council may publish the name, address and the submissions of the person/s or organisation/s from whom a submission is received, unless clear instruction is given other than this information is not to be published.
For further information please contact Council’s Planning Officer, Patsy Cox on 02 6724 2021.
As of Monday the 7th January 2019 Gwydir Shire Council activated a Level 1 Water Restriction.
The Gwydir Shire water
supply is designed to be secure but there will be times under prolonged drought
conditions when Gwydir Shire will be forced to restrict water usage in order to
preserve the supplies to meet essential needs. The water supply scheme and
drought management is driven by defined trigger points based on consumption,
storage and weather factors.
When the region
experiences an extended dry period and the long term outlook by the Bureau of
Meteorology indicates a lower than normal prediction for good rainfall, Council
has a duty to follow the Drought Management Plan which encompass these events.
The Gwydir Shire is not alone with many other towns facing the same issues, in
some cases neighbouring shires were forced to impose restrictions at the
beginning of summer.
residents are concerned about Council’s continued use of water outside the
allocated watering times. While Council has a duty to maintain parks and
gardens and shared spaces, it is working hard to reduce water consumption and
ensure watering is complete in the early parts of the day. It is taking time to
refine these processes but we are getting there.
Under the Drought Management
Plan, Council has a system where public parks, gardens and playing fields are
prioritised from 1-5, with Category 1 the highest priority, Category 5 the
lowest. As restrictions are introduced the lower priority sites stop being
When Level 4 water restrictions are reached irrigation stops completely on all public parks, gardens and playing fields. Level 1 water restrictions are the first step to ensure we keep our water levels as steady as possible as well as prepare us for the dry weeks ahead. If there is no substantial rainfall in the coming months, Level 2 water restrictions would be announced in the future.
A guide to water usage under the five levels of restrictions has been developed so that residents are better equipped to understand their obligations as a water user during drought conditions. For a copy of the water restriction guidelines visit the link.
Level 1 Water Restrictions – Bingara, Gravesend, North Star and Warialda Water Supplies
Starting from Monday 7th January 2019
The use of sprinklers or fixed hand held hoses are prohibited between 8am and 8pm
Reason: All Gwydir Shire water supplies are struggling to keep up with demands and reservoir levels are falling to a critical level where action needs to taken. There has been no recent rainfall and high daily temperatures are drying things out very quickly. Residents need to restrict their use of water to the night time hours to ensure the most effective use of the water.
Estimated Duration of Restrictions: Until end of February 2019
For further information please contact Council’s Town Utilities Section on
(02) 6724 2025
Updates will be posted on web page and Council’s Facebook page
Please note water levels are monitored on a daily basis and a higher level of restriction maybe introduced if supply levels can’t be maintained.
As part of the Federal Government Drought Funding, Gwydir Shire Council would like to invite those affected by the drought to apply for a number of casual labouring positions.
This is a perfect opportunity to join the Council’s diverse, multi-skilled workforce and assist with the delivery of various community works projects. As a casual labourer, you will be an energetic, motivated person who enjoys manual duties. All labouring positions involve multi-skilling and the interchange of duties when and where required.