Planning Proposal - Kempsey Local Environmental Plan 2013
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(Draft Amendment No. 27) - “Housekeeping" Amendments

Council has prepared a Planning Proposal to amend the Kempsey Local Environmental Plan (KLEP) 2013 (Amendment No.27).
The Planning Proposal is a ‘Housekeeping’ amendment to:

  • Remove an identified portion of the mapped urban release area within Urban Release Area Map Sheet URA_013B to enable the assessment of future development applications for dwellings/buildings within Stage 1 of the Malbec Part 3A approval (Saltwater Links Estate), otherwise prohibited by clause 6.3 of KLEP 2013;
  • Amend zone and minimum lot size mapping in response to a Notice of Reservation issued under the National Parks & Wildlife Act 1974 and received from the Office of Environment & Heritage; and
  • Amend building height, land zone and minimum lot size mapping for a small portion of R5-Large Lot Residential zone to standardise these values with the adjacent R1-General Residential zone in a single land parcel (currently the subject of a residential subdivision identified as the Seascape Grove Residential Estate, located at South West Rocks).

These housekeeping amendments apply variously to the following land:

  • The Malbec Part 3A approval (Saltwater Links Estate): Portions of Lots 1 and 2 DP1229162, Belle O’Connor Street, South West Rocks (approximately 1.7ha);
  • Limeburners Creek National Park: Lot 8, 108 & 186 DP754441 (approximately 471 hectares);
  • Willi Willi National Park: Lot 42, 43 & 49 DP752424; Lot 1 DP594173; and Lot 113 & 114 DP752431 (approximately 198 hectares); and
  • Seascape Grove Residential Estate: portion of Lot 332 DP1220901, Belle O’Connor Street, South West Rocks (approximately 2,200m²).

The Planning Proposal will be on exhibition from Tuesday 12 March, 2019 until Tuesday 9 April, 2019.

The Planning Proposal is available for viewing and downloading on Council’s website at

Hard copies of the Planning Proposal will also be available in the Customer Services Centre of Kempsey Shire Council located at 22 Tozer Street, West Kempsey between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Any interested person may inspect the Planning Proposal at the above location during the exhibition period.

Submissions to the Planning Proposal should be addressed to the General Manager and may be made electronically to or in hard copy to PO Box 3078 West Kempsey, 2440. All submissions should be received before 4:30pm on Tuesday 9 April 2019.

Please note that any submission received by Council may be made publicly available.

A person who makes a written submission to a planning application is required to disclose all reportable political donations and gifts (if any) made by the person making the submission or any associate of that person within the period commencing two years before the submission is made and ending when the application is determined. A disclosure statement form and further details can be obtained from Council’s website

Closing date: 4:30pm Tuesday 9 April 2019