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Vegetation Mapping Planning Proposal

This Planning Proposal seeks to update and extend the Terrestrial Biodiversity Map and update the terminology in the corresponding Clause (6.4 Terrestrial Biodiversity) within the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan 2013 (HLEP 2013) to protect land of biodiversity value.

The updated vegetation mapping involves the identification of all vegetation communities on the HLEP 2013 Terrestrial Biodiversity Map (National, State, Regional and local) plus a 10m buffer. Associated amendments to the Hornsby Development Control Plan would also be undertaken to allow residents to undertake some exempt tree and vegetation work within the mapped area.

The Planning Proposal was considered at a General Council meeting on 14 October 2020 (Director’s Report No. PC21/20) where Council resolved to progress the proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for a Gateway Determination.

Following the receipt of a Gateway Determination in support of the proposal, it will be publicly exhibited in accordance with the Gateway Determination and consultation strategy identified in Director’s Report No. PC21/20.

For enquiries concerning this Planning Proposal, please contact Hornsby Shire Council’s Strategic Land Use Planning Team on (02) 9847 6726.

Vegetation Mapping Planning Proposal

Director’s Report No. PC21/20

The Planning Proposal is available on the NSW Planning Portal here.