Technological advances and improvements in wireless and satellite telecommunications mean there are now exemptions from the provision of fixed-line services to certain rural developments.
Rural subdivisions are now exempt from providing fixed-line pit and pipe infrastructure where no network utilities or only above ground electricity lines will be installed to building lots; no kerb and channelling/guttering will be constructed; the average length of the street frontages of the building lots within the development is 60 metres or more; and the development is not in a current or announced NBN fixed-line network rollout area.
Contact Council’s Statutory Planning team for further information on the exemption application.
HERITAGE ADVISOR SERVICE
Council has re-established its Heritage Advisory Service with the appointment of a dedicated Heritage Advisor who will be available to assist with heritage related enquiries on a monthly basis. The next available dates for an appointment are February 28 and March 28.
COUNCIL MEETINGS RESUME
The first Council meeting for 2017 will be held on Wednesday, 15 February at Council Chambers following Open Day which commences at 5.30pm. Council meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month. If you wish to speak at Open Day, please contact Council by 3.00pm on the day of the meeting.
ONLINE DA TRACKING AVAILABLE
Follow the link from the Planning & Development page on Council’s website for convenient access to the status of individual DAs, and an explanation of the development application process.
Search for DAs using a variety of categories including street address, legal description, date range, DA number or development description.
NSW GOVERNMENT ONLINE PLANNING PORTAL
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has a great new online tool making it faster and easier to access planning information online. The Planning Portal provides free online access to site specific information, including zoning. You can find out how planning controls affect a property by entering the address. Go to planningportal.nsw.gov.au.
A Council Health and Building Officer and Town Planner are available for general planning, health and building enquiries at the front counter or via telephone. Available from 8.30am to 12noon and 1pm to 4.30pm each weekday at Council's Administration Building, 86 Market Street, Mudgee.
Council’s development team produces a quarterly newsletter for builders, developers and other stakeholders with an interest in development in the Mid-Western Region. Contact P&DAdmin@midwestern.nsw.gov.au with any questions.
Mid-Western Regional Council
86 Market Street I PO Box 156 Mudgee NSW 2850