Public consultation has now commenced on the Local Heritage and Lakes Zone Development Plan Amendment, with written submissions due by 5.00p.m. on Friday 1st May, 2015.

The Development Plan Amendment (DPA) is proposing to update, rationalize and clarify heritage related policies within Council's Development Plan.The need for a DPA has come about following the findings of Council's Heritage Survey Review 2007, which identified a number of shortfalls within the current Development Plan relating to heritage protection. In addition to the updating of heritage related policies, the DPA is proposing to list additional heritage places and one Historic (Conservation) Policy Area. Given the nature of the proposed amendments, and in order to ensure continued protection of heritage places during the DPA public consultation period by preventing the demolition of these places, this DPA has also been released by the Minister for Planning on Interim Authorisation.

All written submissions should be addressed to: The Chief Executive Officer City of Mount Gambier PO Box 56 MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5290 and should clearly indicate whether you wish to be heard in support of your submission at the public hearing.

If you wish to lodge your submission electronically, please email it to city@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday 12th May, 2015 in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier commencing at 5.30p.m. (Unless otherwise determined).For further enquiries in relation to the Local Heritage and Lakes Zone Development Plan Amendment, please contact Council's Planning Department by telephone (08) 8721 2530.