Symonston Small Scale Agriculture Subdivision

Purdon Planning Pty Ltd has lodged an application for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) exemption under section 211B of the Planning and Development Act 2007 for the construction of a small-scale agriculture subdivision on Block 5 Section 103 Symonston.

The proposal if for the subdivision of the subject site into eight small-scale agriculture blocks, the creation and removal of access driveways, a lease variation that will permit a single residential dwelling on each block and other associated works.

This EIS exemption application has been lodged with a development application (DA-201935065). The public consultation period for the DA is concurrent to this application and will close on the same day. If you would like to comment on the DA, please visit the development applications open for public comment webpage.

Overview of EIS exemptions

Section 211 of the Planning and Development Act 2007 allows for a proponent to seek exemption from the requirement to complete an EIS. The Minister has discretion under this section to grant an exemption if satisfied that previous studies have adequately identified the potential environmental impacts of the proposal.

A proponent may apply for an EIS exemption for any proposal that would trigger an EIS under Schedule 4 of the Planning and Development Act 2007.

Public consultation and how to make a submission

The public consultation period for this EIS exemption application commences Monday 25 November 2019 and closes COB Thursday, 23 January 2020.

Submissions should include the application reference number EIS-201900005 and the name and contact details of the person making the submission.

If you would like to make a submission on this proposal it should be addressed to the Chief Planning Executive and made in one of the following ways:

Online: Public Submission Smartform

Post: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate Customer Services, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

Hand Deliver to the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) Customer Service Centre at 16 Challis Street, Dickson ACT 2602

How public submissions are handled

Please note: Under section 211F of the Planning and Development Act 2007;

The Minister must—

(a) make a copy of any submission available on the authority website until the submission is withdrawn or the consultation period ends; and

(b) give a copy of the submission to the proponent of the development proposal.

In complying with the obligation under section 211F, the authority discloses the submissions, which may include personal information on its website and to the proponent. You may request to have part or all of your submission excluded from the public register under Sections 411 or 412 of the Planning and Development Act 2007. The request for exclusion must be in writing and clearly identify what you are seeking to exclude and how the request satisfies the exclusion criteria. The authority may approve or refuse to approve an exclusion application.

The EPSDD Information Privacy Policy contains information about how you may access or seek to correct your personal information held by EPSDD, and how you may complain about an alleged breach of the Territory Privacy Principles.

See the Consultation Notice for further information on providing a submission, including publication of submissions.