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Public notices

Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014

Process improvement amendment

Port Stephens Council approved a draft amendment to the Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP) on 24 November 2020 to makes changes throughout the DCP to improve the efficiency of the development assessment process and improve readability. The amendment will commence on Thursday 10 December 2020, in accordance with clause 21 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

For more information, please contact Council on 02 4988 0255.

Part D5 Nelson Bay Centre

Port Stephens Council approved a draft amendment to the Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP) on 24 November 2020 to support the Nelson Bay Town Centre and Foreshore Planning Proposal adopted by Council in October 2020. In accordance with clause 21 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, the amendment will commence on the date the changes to the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan 2013 made by the Planning Proposal are gazetted.

For more information, please contact Council on 02 4988 0255.


Proposed licences of community land

Monday 23 November 2020

In accordance with Section 47A of the Local Government Act 1993, Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence agreement not exceeding 5 years with each of the following community groups below to continue operating on community land as outlined below:

  • Salamander Bay Recycling — Part Lot  3  DP  1117732 — 5 years (PSC2017-03243)
  • Irrawang High School — Lots 3104 and 3105 DP 786401 — 5 Years (PSC2009-02941)
  • Sunnyfield — Lot 2 DP 1086708 — 1 year (PSC2011-04924)
  • Karuah & District Tennis Club Inc — Part Lot 62 DP 24364 — 5 years (PSC2005-3498)
  • Port Stephens Outrigger Canoe Club — Part Lot 1 DP 802914 — 5 years (PSC32015-03288)

Written submissions may be made to the General Manager concerning the proposals and will be received up until 5pm Monday 14 December 2020.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993, Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence agreement exceeding 5 years with the following community groups below to continue operating on community land as outlined below:

  • Birubi Point Community Preschool — Lot 258 DP 753204 - 5 years with an option for a further 5 year period (PSC2015-02811)

Written submissions may be made to the General Manager concerning the proposals and will be received up until 5pm Monday 21 December 2020.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Property Services Section on 4988 0396 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 in waterways through the Council area from the 7th December until 24th December 2020. Specifically in the Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve. Herbicides containing active ingredient 600g/kg Metsulfuron methyl and/or active ingredient 360g/l glyphosate will be used. Residents in the 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. further enquiries may be directed to Council on 02 4988 0255.

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