PUBLIC CONSULTATION OF MAJOR AMENDMENT No.1 of 2020 – NULLINGA DAM DEVELOPMENT AREA – MAREEBA SHIRE COUNCIL PLANNING SCHEME 2016

On 6 July 2020, the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning directed Mareeba Shire Council in accordance with section 26 of the Planning Act 2016, to amend the Mareeba Shire Council Planning Scheme 2016 (the planning scheme) to protect the proposed Nullinga Dam site.

The Ministerial Direction requires that the planning scheme be amended by March 2021.

On 15 July 2020, Council resolved in accordance with section 20 of the Planning Act 2016 and Chapter 2, Part 4 of the Minister’s Guidelines and Rules to make Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 to the planning scheme.

The full title of the amendment is Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 – Nullinga Dam development area.

The purpose and general effect of Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 is to establish the Nullinga Dam Overlay to protect the proposed Nullinga Dam site from activities that may:

  • physically impact the structure/geology of the land;
  • increase buildings and infrastructure with the area;
  • affect water quality.

Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 and related documentation is downloadable below:

Major Amendment No.1 of 2020
Fact Sheet
Communications Strategy for Major Amendment No.1 of 2020
Ministerial Direction

 

Nullinga Dam Overlay

Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 will establish the Nullinga Dam Overlay to control new development within the proposed Nullinga Dam development area.

The overlay will make all development, except for a dwelling house and associated outbuilding/s, impact assessable development with the Nullinga Dam development area.

Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 will require new development within the Nullinga Dam development area to be limited in size and designed to be relocatable.

Subdivision to create any new lots within the Nullinga Dam development area would not be supported by the planning scheme amendment.

 

Public consultation period

The public consultation period for Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 commences Wednesday 9 September 2020 and closes Friday 9 October 2020.

During the public consultation period, Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 and supporting material will be available for viewing and purchase at Mareeba Shire Council Chambers, 65 Rankin Street, Mareeba.

Major Amendment No.1 of 2020 will also be displayed at the Mareeba and Kuranda libraries.

 

Submissions

Any person can make a written submission about any aspect of the Major Amendment No.1 of 2020. A properly made submission must:

  • in writing;
  • signed by each person who has made the submission (unless the submission is made electronically);
  • state the name and address of each person making the submission; and
  • state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds of the submission; and
  • received no later than 5:00pm on Friday 9 October 2020.

All submissions must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mareeba Shire Council, PO Box 154, Mareeba QLD 4880.

Submissions can also be made via email to info@msc.qld.gov.au.

Please call council on 1300 308 461 or email planning@msc.qld.gov.au for information about the planning scheme amendment.