Council extends public consultation period on proposed changes to LEP

Kyogle Council has extended the public consultation period on proposed changes to the Kyogle Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland announced today (Friday 2 July) that the closing date for people to lodge submissions on the proposed changes had been extended by two weeks to 4pm Friday, 16 July.

Cr Mulholland said the decision to extend the public consultation period was made in response to requests from the community.

“Most Councillors had been contacted by several people who had only just seen the planning proposal to amend the LEP and wanted more time to consider its implications,” she said.

“Council is all about transparency and engagement so in response to these requests, we have extended the time for submissions to be received by a fortnight.

“I would also encourage anyone looking at the proposed changes to consider them in conjunction with Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) so they get the big picture of the direction Council is heading.”

The Planning Proposal to amend the LEP and supporting documentation can be viewed at the On Public Exhibition page – follow this link.

Tip shop to open from 11-17 November to take donations

The Kyogle Tip Shop will be open to accept donations of goods and materials from members of the public from Monday 11 – Sunday 17 November 2019.

The Kyogle Resource Innovation Collective (KRIC) is calling on members of the community to donate any unwanted goods and materials to stock the Tip Shop ahead of its grand opening to the public which is planned for December 2019.

Items which can be donated include:

  • whitegoods and household appliances
  • building, construction and renovating materials
  • tools and gardening equipment
  • toys and sporting equipment
  • home decoration items
  • second-hand furniture
  • car and bike parts and accessories.

The collection coincides with National Recycling Week which aims to promote recycling within the community.

“There is no better way to get involved in National Recycling Week than gathering up all your unwanted items and donating them to the Tip Shop,” Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland said.

Donated items will be resold as is, or upcycled to create new goods for sale, with all profits going to support further projects, activities and events aimed at reducing waste, increasing recycling and improving environmental education within the community.

Kyogle Council hopes the community will embrace the spirit of National Recycling Week and come out to support the KRIC as they seek to establish the new look Tip Shop.

However, Council also asks the community to be mindful that the Tip Shop is not an alternative to disposing of items that have reached their end of life.

“Items donated must be in working condition or good order. The KRIC volunteers will refuse to accept any goods and materials that they feel are in an unsaleable, unusable or unsafe condition,”Kyogle Council General Manager Graham Kennett said.

“Any rejected items should be disposed of responsibly through your domestic waste disposal service or by visiting any of Council’s waste facilities.”

Items can be donated to the Tip Shop during the following times:

  • Monday 11 – Thursday 14 November between 9am – 12pm
  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November between 9am – 3pm.

The Tip Shop is located next to the Container Deposit Scheme shed at the Kyogle Landfill Facility on Runnymede Road, Kyogle.