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1007, 2021

Probity Concerns re Mananga ‘Confidential’ Briefing Notes

Sent 29 June 2020 from Forum Committee to CEO and all Councillors.   To: The CEO and Councillors  The Pulman Street HCA residents (Residents) have provided the Forum Committee with a copy of the Briefing Notes document (Briefing Document) obtained through a GIPA Application, that the owners of [...]

1806, 2021

The DA Assessment Process

After analysing all of the submissions sent to Council relating to DA20/2172 Mananga Homestead and identifying significant anomalies,  the Committee has sent the following communication to Council - To: The CEO and All Councillors Following renotification of the DA and prior to the cut-off date of 2 [...]

1206, 2021

Forum Meeting held 10 June

75 people braved the elements and an unheated hall to attend the Forum meeting on Thursday. Attendees included Mayor Amanda Findley, Clr Jo Gash and three candidates for the Ward 1 election. Topics covered included the following - Protecting Berry's Character Two Planning Proposals were discussed th [...]

2005, 2021

Another multi-dwelling proposal for Parker Crescent

The application (DA21/1333) by Hotondo Homes proposes the construction of 3 double-storey, 4-bedroom dwellings forming a multi-dwelling housing development and a 3 lot strata title subdivision of the 1000 sqm lot at 23 Parker Crescent. Another Hotondo application (DA19/1857) for a multi-dwelling dev [...]

2005, 2021

Agritourism Proposal Update

Council has now made a submission to the Department of Planning, which identified several areas of concern, and we were pleased to see the following comments included - It is proposed that ‘Farm events’ (eg wedding functions) can operate as exempt development for 52 event days per year with up to 30 [...]

1405, 2021

Determination Delays

In our previous email dated 2 May, we highlighted the protracted delays being experienced in the assessment of DA20/2172 Mananga Homestead and how this represented a stark example of what Councillors had agreed in January was wrong with the assessment process in terms of dysfunctional outcomes resul [...]

605, 2021

Delay in Determination

In support of the numerous Berry community members who have submitted more than 260 objections, including from the residents of the Pulman Street Heritage Conservation Area and the Berry & District Historical Society, we request that finalisation of the assessment of DA20/2172 be commenced immed [...]

3003, 2021

Draft Local Character Clause – LEP

Following on from the 2019 Discussion Paper (for which the Forum and many residents made submissions) the Dept of Planning released a draft Local Character Clause for comment in November last year. On 18 January, Council agreed a submission that included the following comments – The community has pr [...]

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