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Public notices

Commencement of Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014 (Amendment 14)

Monday 21 September 2020

At its ordinary meeting of the 25 August 2020, Council approved the Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014 (Amendment 14) (DCP Amendment 14). Public Notice is hereby given that DCP Amendment 14 commenced on Monday 21 September 2020.  DCP Amendment 14 updated Part B1 Tree Management to align with State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017, and can be viewed on the Development Control Plan page.

Council to consider rezoning request at 4 Giles Road, Seaham on 22 September 2020

Friday 11 September 2020

Council will consider a rezoning request for land at 4 Giles Road, Seaham on 22 September 2020. The rezoning request seeks to amend the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) to rezone the land from RU2 Rural Landscape to R5 Large Lot Residential and reduce the minimum lot size from 40 hectares to 1 hectare.

Proposed licence of community land at Anna Bay

Monday 17 August 2020

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993, Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a 5 plus 5 year licence agreement with a community based preschool to continue to operate on Council land as outlined below.

Birubi Point Community Preschool – Part Lot 258 DP 753204 - Community Land (ref: PSC2005-3890).

Written submissions may be made to the General Manager concerning the proposal and will be received up until 5pm Thursday 24 September 2020.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Property Services Section on 49 800 396 or via email property.services@portstephens.nsw.gov.au


Notice of intention to treat infestations of aquatic weeds

Notice is given that Port Stephens Council intends to treat infestations of aquatic weeds on or in drains, depressions and waterways throughout the Council area. Including portions of the following rivers occurring in the Port Stephens Council Local Government Area: Hunter River from Raymond Terrace to the confluence of the Paterson River, Paterson River from the confluence of the Hunter River upstream to the Port Stephens Council boundary and Williams River upstream from Raymond Terrace to the Port Stephens Council boundary. Herbicides containing active ingredient 600g/kg Metsulfuron methyl and/or active ingredient 360g/l glyphosate will be used. Residents in the treatment area should not use, drink or swim in the water during the period of treatment. Small scale reapplications may occur within 30 days of the date of the original treatment. Any further enquiries may be directed to Council on 02 4988 0255.


Proposed Council maintenance and construction works