Community Participation Plans (CPPs) are a requirement under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and are designed to make participation by the public in planning matters clearer. The Gwydir CPP outlines how and when Council will engage the community during its planning functions. The Gwydir CPP will also clarify what is meant by public exhibition, which can include:

  • Giving notice to individual land owners / occupiers
  • Determining an appropriate exhibition time-frame
  • Advertising the exhibition notice, including how submissions can be made and
  • Making documents publicly available.

The Gwydir CPP is built on the principle that all members of the community have a right, and a responsibility, to contribute to their community’s future. The

Gwydir Shire Council Community~- Version 1 – 28 November 2019