CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
In March 2015, Council considered all of the issues raised by Council's administration and the responses received during the public consultation process in relation to the DPA.
Improvements have been made to the final version of the DPA by incorporating all of the recommended amendments.The total area of land to be rezoned to become part of the Residential Zone has been reduced by 0.5 hectare and the upper boundary has been restricted to the 60 metre contour.
In addition, new dwellings within this part of the Residential zone are to be height limited to 8 metres (instead of the usual 9 metre limit for land such as this) and new dwellings will be limited to a total height within the hillside of 62 metres. Allotments where there is on-site waste disposal (septic tanks etc) will need to be a minimum of 1500 sq metres in area (up from the current standard of 1,000 sq metres
All of these changes have been made to help limit the visual impact of future residential development for people viewing towards this locality from elsewhere in Carrickalinga. For neighbours who adjoin the land, these measures will only assist to a smaller degree due to their closer proximity, however most if not all adjoining dwellings have their main orientation towards views of the coastline and back onto this land.
The final DPA has now been adopted by Council and forwarded to the Minister for Planning seeking the authorisation of the proposed rezoning and new planning policies.
More news will be posted as the DPA proceeds through the process.