What is a planning proposal?

    A planning proposal is a document send to NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment by Council, requesting permission to amend Council’s key planning legislation, the Wagga Wagga Local Environmental Plan 2010, commonly referred to as the Wagga Wagga LEP. The LEP contains clauses and maps, including minimum lot size requirements for land within the local government area.

    How do I make a submission?

    You can make a written submission in support of or objecting to the proposed changes. Submissions can be delivered to the Council offices, emailed to council@wagga.nsw.gov.au(External link) or mailed to:

    The General Manager

    Wagga Wagga City Council

    PO Box 20

    Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

    What does the minimum lot size do?

    The minimum lot size specifies the amount of land required for subdivision and for a lot to have a house.

    What happens after consultation?

    Council staff will prepare a report to Council addressing submissions received during the community consultation and recommending a way forward as a result of consultation.

    What happens after the Council meeting?

    If the proposal is recommended to proceed and supported by Council, the proposal would be submitted to NSW State Government seeking finalisation of the proposed amendments.

    How can the community be involved at the Council meeting?

    When a report is prepared and placed on the agenda for a Council meeting, people who have made a submission and the applicants will be advised of the Council meeting date and time. All Council meetings are open to members of the public and opportunity is provided for the public to request to speak to the report. Members of the public wishing to address a Council meeting regarding an agenda item can complete an application form available on Council’s website by 2 pm on the day of the meeting in accordance with the meeting guidelines.