On Public Exhibition/Public Notices

Kyogle Council is committed to informing the community and providing the public with opportunities to contribute to the decision making process.

This page features public notices relating to Council works, events and projects and gives community members access to a range of documents on exhibition for public comment.

Members of the public are invited to inspect the documents and make submissions to Council during the exhibition period. You can lodge a submission on all items on public display by emailing council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au, following this link, or by writing to the General Manager, Kyogle Council, PO Box 11, Kyogle, NSW, 2474.

Call for expressions of interest from community members to join Climate Change Working Group

Kyogle Council is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from community members interested in joining the Climate Change Working Group.

The working group is made up of three Councillors, relevant council staff and six community members from groups concerned with: science, commerce and industry, Indigenous representation, community and youth. Council is now looking to fill two community member vacancies that currently exist.

The working group provides advice and recommendations around climate change, management of climate risk and implementation on targets relating to climate change and renewable energy in the Kyogle local government area (LGA).

Community members are appointed for two years but are able to nominate for further terms.

The working group has a wide brief, including monitoring the implementation of Council’s ‘Sustainable Councils and Communities Action Plan’ and associated targets and its ‘Review of Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation Initiatives’ report.

The working group assists Council to incorporate the latest knowledge of climate change impacts into planning policies and instruments, as well as providing a broader advocacy role with the aim of informing and educating the community.

The working group also identifies opportunities for external funding and joint projects that align with Council’s adopted strategies, and monitors State and Federal Government climate change adaptation direction and advises Council on appropriate responses.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference for the Climate Change Working Group.

Expressions of interest to join the working group must be submitted in writing to Council’s General Manager by close of business Friday, 24 September 2021 and should include the following details:

  • Your contact details
  • Why you are nominating for the Climate Change Working Group, including what outcomes you hope to see achieved
  • Details of any experience you have in connection with climate change issues or matters
  • Details of any potential conflicts of interest in connection with your nomination
  • Contact details for two referees
  • Any other information in connection with your nomination that you think would be useful for Council to know when assessing your EOI.

EOIs will be assessed against the following selection criteria:

  • Community delegates should preferably be nominated by a community group, consortium of community groups or a peak body preferably with wide membership or representation and must reside in the Kyogle LGA
  • Commerce and industry delegates should preferably be nominated by a peak body or a consortium of organisations preferably with a wide membership or representation and must reside in the Kyogle LGA
  • Scientific representatives must have a speciality in disciplines related to climate change and/or renewable energy, with preference given to those who reside in the Kyogle LGA.

Nominees will be confirmed at a future meeting of Council.

EOIs should be emailed to council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or sent to PO Box 11, Kyogle NSW 2474. Community members wanting further information about the working group or submitting an EOI, should contact Council’s Senior Environmental Services Officers, Judy Faulks, on 02 6632 1611.

Draft Amended Development Contributions and Discounting Policy

Council at its 15 June 2021 meeting resolved to amend its Development Contributions and Charges Policy for public splay and comment.  The amended policy extends the current lifespan of the policy from March 2022 to August 2023.

Submissions are encouraged and should be made in writing by 4pm on 18 August 2021 to the General Manager, 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle. NSW. 2474 or email council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au.

To view the document, click the link below:

Amended Development Contributions and Charges Discounting Policy

A hard copy of the document can also be viewed at Council’s Administration Centre at 1 Stratheden Street, Kyogle.

DEVELOPMENT OF FLOOD STUDIES FOR BONALBO, URBENVILLE, AND WOODENBONG

Kyogle Council and Tenterfield Shire Council have engaged engineering consultant BG&E Engineering to develop flood studies for Bonalbo, Urbenville, and Woodenbong. The studies are being undertaken with financial and technical assistance from both Councils and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) through the NSW Government’s Floodplain Management Program.

The Flood Studies will help Council understand the likely flooding scenarios for each village area including flooding from creeks and runoff from local catchments.

Council has sought input from the community about flooding in the area, including experiences, photos and observations of flooding.  Surveys were posted to residents in the area and the returned surveys have been forwarded to consultants BG&E Engineering.

Check out the project websites:

Bonalbo Flood Study

Urbenville Flood Study

Woodenbong Flood Study