Flood­ing is­sues a big worry

Coun­cil in­un­dated with pub­lic feed­back on pro­posed plan­ning scheme

Isis Town and Country - - News - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

BUND­ABERG Re­gional Coun­cil staff have re­ceived a flood of sub­mis­sions about the Pro­posed Bund­aberg Re­gional Plan­ning Scheme.

The coun­cil said yes­ter­day it had re­ceived 307 sub­mis­sions about the plan, with the majority of re­spon­dents con­cerned about flood­ing is­sues.

Plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment port­fo­lio spokesman Ross Sommerfeld said the five main is­sues raised were flood­ing, zon­ing, ru­ral res­i­den­tial, Kep­nock Business Dis­trict Cen­tre and sen­si­tiv­i­ties sur­round­ing sea tur­tles.

“The en­gage­ment process was com­men­su­rate with the im­por­tance of a doc­u­ment that has the pos­si­bil­ity to im­pact ev­ery prop­erty owner in the Bund­aberg re­gion,” Cr Sommerfeld said.

“Nat­u­rally, the in­tro­duc­tion of new flood over­lay map­ping and the limited de­vel­op­ment zone into the pro­posed plan­ning scheme has gen­er­ated plenty of en­quiries from prop­erty own­ers within the iden­ti­fied flood-af­fected zones.”

When adopted, the plan­ning scheme will re­place the four cur­rent schemes from the four amal­ga­mated coun­cils: Bund­aberg, Bur­nett, Isis and Kolan.

PHOTO: SUE AN­DER­SON

MA­JOR CON­CERN: Flood­ing is one of five main is­sues raised in the 307 sub­mis­sions about the Pro­posed Bund­aberg Re­gional Plan­ning Scheme.

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