Under Consideration

Department of Planning & Environment

Proposed Amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy No. 55 - Remediation of Land

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is seeking your feedback on proposed amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy No. 55 - Remediation of Land (SEPP 55) and associated amendments to State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP).

SEPP 55 is the environmental planning instrument that sets out the Statewide planning approach to the remediation of contaminated land. The proposed amendments to SEPP 55 and the Codes SEPP are site specific and solely relate to the former Cockle Creek smelter and Incitec site at Boolaroo, Lake Macquarie.

The proposed amendments would prevent a consent authority, such as the local council, from granting consent to a development application to carry out development on any part of the former Cockle Creek smelter and Incitec site unless the Secretary has certified to the consent authority that, in her opinion, adequate arrangements have been made for the perpetual care of the containment cell and associated infrastructure.
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Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 17/07/2018
Exhibition Concludes 31/07/2018
Relevant Legislation State Environmental Planning Policy No. 55 - Remediation of Land and State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008
Type Policies
Local Government Area Lake Macquarie City Council