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304, 2022

Councillors Unanimously Reject DPE Agritourism Proposals

On 26 March, the Forum Committee sent a deputation to all councillors expressing serious concerns about the significant adverse impacts of the DPE Agritourism proposals >> Agritourism Deputation 26 Mar 2022 One of our concerns was that construction of a function centre with a 200 sqm floor are [...]

1603, 2022

Local Park for Huntingdale

The draft Concept Plan for the recreation area is now on public exhibition until 11 April. It proposes a local park on the 2ha lot between Huntingdale Park Rd and Hitchcocks Ln.  Financial contributions to fund development of the park would be levied from the approved new development south of Hitchc [...]

1503, 2022

Proposed Heritage Conservation Area

The Berry Historical Society has sent the proposal to Council with a request for its support in obtaining Department of Planning approval. Over 200 responses were received from residents endorsing the proposal. The ‘Princess Street Conservation Area’ would connect the Queen Street and Berry Showgrou [...]

2112, 2021

Agritourism Planning Changes

The Planning Department has issued the following update - "The Department has released a summary report detailing the submissions received during the exhibition of the Agritourism and small scale agriculture development explanation of intended effect (EIE) in March-April 2021. A draft of the Standar [...]

712, 2021

Mt Hay Primitive Glamping Review

On 9 November, the proponents lodged a request with Council for a review of the refusal of their Mt Hay 'primitive glamping' DA. In an attempt to overturn the refusal, SET Consultants have just 'removed' the permanent timber platforms for the tents and ensuite facilities so that the proposal complie [...]

2411, 2021

Shoalhaven Solar Farm Completed

The community co-funded 3MW solar farm in Nowra has become the first grid-scale solar PV project to connect to the Endeavour Energy network. The 8,000 panel project was developed through a community/private partnership, part-funded by local investors with electricity offered to local businesses via [...]

2111, 2021

Chairman’s Review 2020/21

It has been another busy year for the Forum, with our ability to hold public meetings severely disrupted by the pandemic. Here are some of the key issues that we've covered over the last twelve months -October The proposed rezoning of land on the corner of Edward/Queen Streets and construction of an [...]

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