This submission is presented on behalf of the Central Coast Community Better Planning Group (CCCBPG).
The vision of our group is to work towards achieving more environmentally sustainable, ecologically sound and liveable environments in our community. Our group consists of community representatives from each Ward within the local government area of the Central Coast. To prepare this submission a series of Zoom meetings have been conducted and the submission was prepared using Google Drive. It therefore has the direct input from community representatives from across the Central Coast.
In preparing our submission we appreciate the opportunity that Council has provided to invite comment on the development of the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). We understand the requirement to prepare a LSPS became a legal obligation upon the Council in March 2018 as a result of an amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act).
We recognise in accordance with the legislative requirements that the LSPS will set out:
- The 20-year vision for land use in our local area
- The special characteristics that contribute to our local identity
- Shared community values that should be maintained and enhanced
- How growth and change will be managed into the future
As a Community group that has multiple community representatives from each Ward, we believe our submission identifies and reflects the concerns of a wide cross section of our community.
We therefore request Council take due consideration of the comments provided. To assist in understanding of our observations and comments Part A presents global issues Part B presents specific issues and Part C presents Ward specific matters.