Planning staff at Bega Valley Shire Council have made a preliminary assessment of Development Application 10-2017-445-1, which proposes a recreational flight school on land adjacent to the Princes Highway at Frogs Hollow.
9 November 2017
Planning staff at Bega Valley Shire Council have made a preliminary assessment of Development Application - 10-2017-445-1, which proposes a recreational flight school on land adjacent to the Princes Highway at Frogs Hollow.
The site is home to a longstanding airfield; however the applicant, Sports Aviation Flight College Australia is proposing a $10.4 million investment.
Council officers have determined that all information needed for the application to be placed on exhibition has been submitted.
Submissions from the community will be invited between November 15 and December 6.
In line with Schedule 4A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, Council will then forward the application to the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel (SJRPP) for final determination.
The Act compels Council to refer certain developments valued at over $5 million to the SJRPP, this includes air transport facilities.
Council’s role in this case will be to coordinate the exhibition period; on completion Council staff will compile an assessment report for the consideration of the SJRPP. Any submissions received during the 21 day exhibition period will be addressed in the staff report.
Planning Panels are an instrument of NSW Department of Planning and Environment and operate across the State to provide independent, merit-based decision making on regionally significant developments.
Former NSW Environment Minister, Pam Allan, is Chair of the SJRPP.
Those with an interest in the proposed recreational flight school at Frogs Hollow will be able to engage with the process ahead via Council's DA tracker and the Planning Panel's website on on Council's website under Have Your Say
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