This Plan applies to all land in the Kempsey Shire local government area where development requires the removal of native vegetation and/or Koala Feed Trees.
The provisions of this Chapter override the provisions of any other Chapter of this DCP, to the extent of any inconsistency.
The objectives of this Chapter are:
Koalas are currently listed as a threatened species under state and federal legislation.
A copy of Volume 1 (Working Provisions) of the Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for the Eastern Portion of Kempsey Shire LGA (CKPoM) is available on Council’s website.
The CKPoM outlines of the procedures and requirements for managing Koalas in the eastern portion of Kempsey Shire LGA.
State Environmental Planning Policy No. 44 - Koala Habitat Protection (SEPP44) applies to the state of NSW and requires Council to identify whether the site contains koala habitat and to consider the impacts of proposed development on any identified koala habitat.
A copy of SEPP 44 can be found on the “Planning NSW” website
DO1 - To ensure that adequate consideration has been given to the impact on development on koala habitat.