Draft Livingstone Planning Scheme

Council received 135 submissions on the draft Livingstone Planning Scheme during the public consultation which was from 16 November 2016 to 16 January 2017. Council have considered each submission and on 6 June 2017 resolved to advance the draft Livingstone Planning Scheme, with amendments, to the Minister.
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The submissions received were on various matters, with each submission work-shopped within Council over eight (8) meetings. 

Matters raised in submissions are being summarised and each submitter will receive written notification of how their submission was treated. This will occur following the confirmation of Council minutes from the Ordinary Council Meeting 6 June 2017.

In order to advance and commence a new planning scheme, Council has been limited in the kind of changes able to be made without the need to repeat the public consultation process. Where changes would have changed policy or are substantial enough that a person may have made a submission, Council will schedule relevant work to be done and future amendments.

Council resolved on 6 June 2017 on all submissions and to advance the draft Livingstone Planning Scheme to the Minister with changes.

In addition to the Council resolving on a way to advance the Scheme making process, Council also is required to now adopt statutory documents to align with the State's Planning Reform which will commence on 3 July 2017.  This new legislation will determine new development assessment rules and Ministers guidelines and rules for processes in relation to statutory and non statutory planning instruments.