Summary of Council’s 29 November 2021 Ordinary Meeting

State planning measures

Council has endorsed NSW Government integrating measures in its Flood Planning Package as part of the NSW state planning system.

This includes the introduction of new clauses into the Standard Instrument Local Environmental Plan.


Eunony Valley projects funding

Council has endorsed $98,464.55 in funding for eligible projects under the Eunony Valley Greening Fund (EVGF).

Spark Infrastructure, in partnership with Westpac, has established a community fund in which $1 million is invested into the local community over the first 10 years of operation of its solar farm.

As part of the community fund, Spark entered into a funding partnership agreement with Council where it will provide $350,000 to undertake revegetation programs to enhance biodiversity in the proximity of the Bomen precinct.

This includes a revegetation program for Eunony Valley residents through the EVGF. The EVGF is a community fund of $100,000 made available to support landholders in the eligible area to deliver native tree planting projects that will help address the impact of climate change and promote biodiversity.

The proposed planting projects will also enhance visual amenity by providing screening of the Bomen Solar Farm.

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