Draft Community Participation Plan

This consultation has now concluded

Rainbow Beach Development

As a result of the passing of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2017 in the NSW Parliament in November 2017, all planning authorities (including Councils) are required to prepare a Community Participation Plan (CPP) about how and when they will undertake community participation when exercising relevant planning functions.

Currently, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (PMHC) outlines community participation requirements in multiple documents. For example, participation requirements for development applications are currently contained in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Development Control Plan 2013 (Chapter 1.3).

The purpose of the CPP is to provide a single document that the community can access that sets out all of council’s community participation requirements under the planning legislation, including all minimum mandatory exhibition timeframes.

A draft Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Participation Plan has been developed and we are now seeking the community's feedback before the CPP is published on the NSW Planning Portal, in December 2019.

The draft CPP is on public exhibition from Monday, 23 September 2019 to Tuesday, 29 October 2019 and can be viewed or downloaded from the Document Library (see right). The CPP is also available for view at Council’s offices during normal business hours and online.

During the exhibition period, all interested persons are invited to view the CPP and provide written comments. All comments received will be reported to a future Council Meeting for consideration prior to a final decision being made.

To provide your feedback, use the Online Submission tab below or see right for Other Ways to Have Your Say.

Any further enquiries, please contact Sandra Wallace on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to sandra.wallace@pmhc.nsw.gov.au


As a result of the passing of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2017 in the NSW Parliament in November 2017, all planning authorities (including Councils) are required to prepare a Community Participation Plan (CPP) about how and when they will undertake community participation when exercising relevant planning functions.

Currently, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (PMHC) outlines community participation requirements in multiple documents. For example, participation requirements for development applications are currently contained in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Development Control Plan 2013 (Chapter 1.3).

The purpose of the CPP is to provide a single document that the community can access that sets out all of council’s community participation requirements under the planning legislation, including all minimum mandatory exhibition timeframes.

A draft Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Participation Plan has been developed and we are now seeking the community's feedback before the CPP is published on the NSW Planning Portal, in December 2019.

The draft CPP is on public exhibition from Monday, 23 September 2019 to Tuesday, 29 October 2019 and can be viewed or downloaded from the Document Library (see right). The CPP is also available for view at Council’s offices during normal business hours and online.

During the exhibition period, all interested persons are invited to view the CPP and provide written comments. All comments received will be reported to a future Council Meeting for consideration prior to a final decision being made.

To provide your feedback, use the Online Submission tab below or see right for Other Ways to Have Your Say.

Any further enquiries, please contact Sandra Wallace on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to sandra.wallace@pmhc.nsw.gov.au


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete this form to provide feedback on the draft Community Participation Plan.

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission may be included in a report to Council. 

    Submissions close 5pm 29 October 2019.

    Note: Information collected via submissions and petitions is public information, this information may form part of Council reports or made public in their entirety subject to the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 or the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009

    Please complete this form to provide feedback on the draft Community Participation Plan.

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission may be included in a report to Council. 

    Submissions close 5pm 29 October 2019.

    Note: Information collected via submissions and petitions is public information, this information may form part of Council reports or made public in their entirety subject to the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 or the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). You may request, in writing, that Council suppress the personal information in your submission from public release, if you consider that the personal safety of any person would be affected if the information was not suppressed Any such request will be dealt with in accordance with the GIPA Act and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

    If you lodge a submission and have made a political donation or provided a gift to a Councillor or Council employee in the last two years, you need to declare this.  Refer to Council’s website for details on how to make a Political Donations and Gift Disclosure Statement - https://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Building-Planning/Development/Application-Process/Declarations



    This consultation has now concluded