NSW Local Government
PLAN, POLICY OR REPORT PREPARATION
Melting Pot Planning can assist you with the preparation of the following plans that are now a requirement of NSW
Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS) The requirement to prepare a Local Strategic Planning Statement was introduced with the changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act in 2018. These statements will clearly outline the 20-year vision for land-use in the local area, including the special character and values that are to be preserved, and how change will be managed into the future. Local Strategic Planning Statements must be prepared by non-metro (Regional) NSW Councils by July 2020. We will work alongside your staff and your community to deliver robust, farsighted Plans that will guide land use and investment over the next decade or two.
Crown Lands Plans of Management (POM) Crown Lands Plans of Management are generally focussed on the sustainable management of public lands and are required for the development, lease or licensing of land classified as “community land” under the Local Government Act 1993. As of
Community Participation Plans (CPP) Community Participation Plans are intended to make it easier for community members to understand how they can play a role in planning decisions. They also set the rules of community engagement for planning authorities. Decision-makers will be required to give public justification for planning decisions to help community members to see how their views have been considered, and to improve accountability to stakeholders. These plans must be prepared by all NSW Councils by December
LOCUM PLANNING OR MENTORING
Are you looking for a locum planner to fill a gap in your service delivery while you are in a recruitment phase? Or someone to fill a short to medium term gap in your staff capacity? Or a mentor to guide your staff through planning issues and process?
Melting Pot Planning have the necessary experience and qualifications to prepare policies and to skilfully navigate
BRADLEY NOLAN, DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION, HUNTER JOINT ORGANISATION OF COUNCILS
“Personally, I have very much appreciated Lisa’s input and insight into the politics and management of environmental management issues regionally, and have valued the support and mentoring she has provided to me and the team in her tenure as Chairperson.”
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ON YOUR BEHALF
Do you need a skilled practitioner to work with community groups or to advocagte your position with State and federal government?
Melting Pot Planning staff are IAP2 trained in community engagement and are accustomed to considering issues through a variety of prisms to reach a balanced outcome.
LEN YEARSLEY, FORMER CHAIR OF NORTH ARM COVE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION:
“Lisa’s particular skill in assisting communities to understand complex planning issues reflects her ability to communicate in terms people understand”
We believe in on-ground engagement and collaboration which helps us all to understand the different views that often attach to
NICK HANIGAN DIRECTOR, PASPALEY PEARLS PROPERTIES P/L
“I found that Lisa was energised about finding outcomes for the community environment and business sectors and communicated that clearly and loudly at every opportunity”
Are you worried about a proposed development or do you just want to understand more about it?
Do you want to understand more about the planning process?
Do you want a voice in the planning process but don’t know where to begin?
Are you daunted by the maze of local and state government requirements?
We will help you understand the complex regulatory environment. We will discuss things with you in “plain English”. No issue is too big or too small to begin a discussion.
JAN MCWILLIAMS COUNCILLOR FORMER MAYOR, MID COAST COUNCIL
“Lisa demonstrated genuine enthusiasm for working with business and community groups and had particular skills in simplifying planning requirements and building capacity so that everyone felt comfortable in participating in a discussion.”
We are action driven and outcome focussed. We will help you to stay up to date with constantly changing legislation and regulation. We will provide advice and help you to lodge planning submissions.
MARGARET MCDONALD-HILL, INDEPENDENT CHAIR, DURALIE COMMUNITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
“Her knowledge of Planning legislation, local government procedure governance and analytical skills and
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We would be delighted to hear from you if you need some help or advice, but we would also love to hear from you about issues of common interest. Please send your thoughts and also links to items of interest. That way we can help each other …….