Jerberra rezoning plan on display for public comment

PLANS that could allow 83 homes on the controversial Jerberra Estate have been put on display.The estate’s subdivision into 152 lots ranging in size from less than 1000 square metres to 1.7 hectares was registered in 1922 but the estate has been shrouded in controversy since 1986 when many of the lots were sold separately.At that stage the land had a rural zoning that did not allow houses in small lots, however that has not deterred several people building homes on the estate.While legal action to evict people who have built illegally is continuing, council is also looking at changing planning regulations to allow homes to be built legally.Years of studies into the estate identified the need to protect sensitive environmental areas, manage bushfire risk and provide services and infrastructure, resulting in significant constraints to development in parts of the estate.However, a planning proposal that is consistent with the land’s capability and environmental constraints has recently been allowed to progress through the state government’s gateway rezoning process.It is on exhibition at council’s offices in Bridge Road, Nowra, until Friday, August 3.The material is also available on council’s website at: www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au.Any submissions should quote council reference 45642E and must be received in writing before 5pm on Friday, August 3.Submissions can be lodged by writing to: The General Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42 Nowra, NSW, 2541, or via email: [email protected] story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.