Like any development, North Byron Parklands (Parklands) must work within the requirements of the NSW planning law. Parklands lodged a State Significant Application in November 2016 and is currently in the process of finalising the Environmental Impact Statement. In NSW, some types of development are deemed to have State significance due to the size, economic value or potential impacts that a development may have. Under the current planning framework, any regional development with a proposed capital value of more than $30 million must be referred by Council to the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E).
State Significant Development Application
With a further component being:
The Environmental Impact Statement is now on public exhibition until February 16, allowing the community a further opportunity to provide feedback. The submissions made by members of the community will then be responded to by Parklands before the DP&E make any recommendation (or otherwise) to approve the application. To make a submission in favour of Parklands remaining a permanent home for music, cultural and community events please click here.