Create-Uncontaminated Lands

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Healthy environments are an essential foundation for the development of healthy and thriving communities. The Mid North Coast Regional Organisation of Councils and Bellingen Shire Council are committed to protecting and restoring the quality of environments through informed planning decisions and the implementation of effective land management practices.

Council is seeking to engage with the community on a draft policy for the management of contaminated lands.

The Draft Contaminated Land Policy and Guidelines will be on public exhibition from Thursday 12 January 2017 until Friday 24 February 2017.

Electronic copies of the policy and guidelines are available in the document library and hard copies will be available for viewing during normal business hours at the following locations.

  • Council Administrative Centre, Hyde Street Bellingen
  • Bellingen Library
  • Urunga Library
  • Dorrigo Library

Land contamination occurs when human activities have caused a substance to be incorporated into the landscape at concentrations that have the potential to harm human health or the environment. Contaminated land matters are often complex, and require a high level of technical expertise and knowledge to appropriately assess and manage.

The Policy and Guidelines aim to provide a legally rigid framework for managing contaminated land matters, but also to provide a regionally consistent set of resources that will help people who need to deal with contaminated land issues. This might include people who own land that is contaminated, or people who are looking at developing land that is contaminated.

Submissions
Council invites interested parties to make a written submission regarding the draft Policy and Guidelines. Submissions will be received up until 4.30pm on Friday 24 February 2017.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

The General Manager
Bellingen Shire Council
PO Box 117
BELLINGEN NSW 2454

For further details please contact Brendon Hooper, Regional Project Coordinator for the MIDROC Contaminated Land Program on 6655 7382, or Daniel Bennett, Acting Manager Land Use Services, on 6655 7300 between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays.

Healthy environments are an essential foundation for the development of healthy and thriving communities. The Mid North Coast Regional Organisation of Councils and Bellingen Shire Council are committed to protecting and restoring the quality of environments through informed planning decisions and the implementation of effective land management practices.

Council is seeking to engage with the community on a draft policy for the management of contaminated lands.

The Draft Contaminated Land Policy and Guidelines will be on public exhibition from Thursday 12 January 2017 until Friday 24 February 2017.

Electronic copies of the policy and guidelines are available in the document library and hard copies will be available for viewing during normal business hours at the following locations.

  • Council Administrative Centre, Hyde Street Bellingen
  • Bellingen Library
  • Urunga Library
  • Dorrigo Library

Land contamination occurs when human activities have caused a substance to be incorporated into the landscape at concentrations that have the potential to harm human health or the environment. Contaminated land matters are often complex, and require a high level of technical expertise and knowledge to appropriately assess and manage.

The Policy and Guidelines aim to provide a legally rigid framework for managing contaminated land matters, but also to provide a regionally consistent set of resources that will help people who need to deal with contaminated land issues. This might include people who own land that is contaminated, or people who are looking at developing land that is contaminated.

Submissions
Council invites interested parties to make a written submission regarding the draft Policy and Guidelines. Submissions will be received up until 4.30pm on Friday 24 February 2017.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

The General Manager
Bellingen Shire Council
PO Box 117
BELLINGEN NSW 2454

For further details please contact Brendon Hooper, Regional Project Coordinator for the MIDROC Contaminated Land Program on 6655 7382, or Daniel Bennett, Acting Manager Land Use Services, on 6655 7300 between 8.30am and 4.30pm weekdays.