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Changes to the Community Participation Plan in response to COVID-19
The Community Participation Plan requires public exhibition of draft planning documents and development applications at Council Service Centres (Bankstown and Campsie and libraries (Bankstown, Riverwood and Bankstown).
In response to COVID-19, the NSW State Government passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 on 24 March 2020. This removes the requirement to display physical copies of planning documents within its service centres and libraries to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The provisions apply for a minimum period of 6 months and may apply for a total of 12 months if the regulations prescribe a longer period. This legislation temporarily supersedes the requirements set out in Section 3 of the Community Participation Plan.
As of 27 March, all Development Application documentation will be available via
Council's View a DA system.
All strategic planning documents will continue to be available on
Council's Have Your Say Website.
Council remains committed to maximising opportunity for community engagement, and will continue to monitor changes to regulations and legislation and respond accordingly. For more information or assistance in viewing documents online, please feel free to contact a duty planner on 9707 9000.
Community Participation Plan is Council’s consolidated policy for how it will engage with the community on all planning matters, including development applications, strategic plans, local strategic planning statements, local environmental plans, development control plans, contribution plans and planning agreements.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown recognises the uniqueness of its diverse and vibrant community. This
Community Participation Plan (CPP) wants to make sure that the area continues to support and enable a rich culture and inclusive community spirit through great urban design.
Community input and participation is crucial for creating great places and thriving communities across the City of Canterbury Bankstown in the face of growth and change. This CCP is an invitation to the community to participate in planning so better economic, social and environmental outcomes can be achieved for today’s community and future generations.
There are many pathways for planning approval depending on the size and scale of development, and just as many opportunities for community participation. The CPP provides guidance on how the community can have a say on different types of planning documents on a general level (for example Local Environment Plan) to a specific level (e.g. development assessments).
This CPP provides transparency and clarity for the community to clearly understands its role in the development assessment and plan making process.
It is noted that for the purposes of ‘sign posting’ of Development Applications for certain developments under Section 3.1 of the Community Participation Plan, that this requirement will apply to all ‘Type B’ development applications, as reported to Council in November 2019.
The CPP is available to download by clicking on the link below. To view this document, you will need to
download the Adobe Reader.
Community Participation Plan (CPP)