Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPPs) were established to determine regionally significant development applications. A JRPP is an independent body comprising three State appointed and two Council appointed members to determine these development applications.
Current applications with the JRPP
Development Application No. 249/2013
Development Application No.(DA) 249/2013 from Great Lakes Aged and Invalid Care Association was lodged with Council on 5 February 2013 and was subsequently registered with the JRPP. The application seeks consent for aged care accommodation (seniors housing) in accordance with State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 on land at 130-158 Kularoo Drive (Lot 83 DP 262684), the corner of Kularoo Drive and Karloo Street, Forster, NSW, 2428.
The application proposes 50 self care duplexes; a 144 place residential care facility, ranging in height from one (1) to four (4) storeys; associated parking; site works; and landscaping. In accordance with Section 23G (2)(a) and (2A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the consent authority for the application is the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP).
The application was exhibited from 13 March 2013 to 10 April 2013. The exhibition period has now closed.
The matter was considered by the JRPP on 19 September 2013 and a deferred commencement approval was granted.
Development Application No. 323/2013
The Council of Great Lakes has received a development application from Davglade Pty Limited seeking development consent for a 176 lot residential subdivision, including the construction of associated infrastructure, roads and drainage reserves on Lot 6180 DP 1151512, The Southern Parkway, Forster. The development application also includes land management works upon Lot 6179 DP 1151512, The Southern Parkway, Forster (DA 323/2013).
Great Lakes Council is the consent authority and the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) is the determining authority for the proposal.
The application is also classed as Integrated Development and requires the following approvals from the following authorities:
- The NSW Office of Water under the Water Management Act 2000, in respect to a controlled activity.
- The Office of Environment & Heritage, under Section 90 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, in respect to Aboriginal Heritage.
- The NSW Rural Fire Service, in respect to Section 100B of the Rural Fires Act 1997.
The application was exhibited from 23 May 2013 to 22 June 2013. The exhibition period has now closed.
Joint Regional Planning Panel website: http://www.jrpp.nsw.gov.au/