Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Merimbula Airport Runway Extension

Council has received an application seeking approval to develop land as follows:

  • DA No.:  2019.359
  • Applicant: Bega Valley Shire Council
  • Consent Authority: Southern Joint Regional Panel
  • Description of Land: Lot: 100 DP: 1201186 - 371 Arthur Kaine Drive MERIMBULA
  • Description of Proposal: Merimbula Airport upgrade - Runway Extension
  • Responsible Council Officer: M B Fowler

The development application and the documents accompanying the application including the Environmental Impact Statement can be inspected at the following locations Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm from 20 November 2019 to the 20 January 2020.

Location Address Times Telephone
Bega Bega Valley Shire Council Office, Zingel Place, Bega Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm 02 6499 2222
Tura Bega Valley Shire Council, Tura Marrang Library & Community Centre, Tura Beach Drive, Tura Beach Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm
02 6499 2340
Sydney Department of Planning & Joint Regional Planning Panel 320 Pitt Street, Sydney Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm 1300 305 695 02 8217 2067

During the exhibition period any person may make a written submission concerning the development application.  Any person who may make a submission by way of objection must specify the grounds of objection.

Any person who makes a submission by way of objection may appeal to the Land and Environment Court under Section 8.8 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 if they are unhappy with the decision.

If the Independent Planning Commission conducts a public hearing, the Commission’s determination of the application is final and not subject to appeal.

Under the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 this development is classed as Designated Development.

It is also classed as ‘Integrated Development’ which means that approval is also required from:

  • NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)
    A Permit is required in accordance with the provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1994.
  • NSW Environment, Energy and Science (Heritage)
    A permit is required in accordance with the provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

You can purchase a copy of the EIS from Bega Valley Shire Council. The report is available on USB for $10 or hardcopy for $25.  To obtain copies of the EIS contact Bega Valley Shire Council.

If you do not have access to a computer, ‘public access’ computers are available at Tura Marrang, Bega, Bermagui and Eden libraries to view this information.

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, copies of your submission can be made publicly available. You can request that your name and address not be disclosed by writing ‘OBJECTION IN CONFIDENCE’ on your submission, however we may still be obliged to release these details. Submissions that do not contain the author’s name and address may not be considered, as we will be unable to validate their authenticity.

If you would like to comment on the proposal please write to us before 20 January 2020.

If you object to the proposal you need to tell us in your letter why you object to it and mail it to:

The General Manager
Bega Valley Shire Council
PO Box 492
BEGA  NSW  2550

Or email your submission to:

Submissions can also be made on Council’s Application Tracker website.

If you make a submission you are required to disclose information about any political donations or gifts. This includes all reportable political donations made to any local Councillor of Council and all gifts made to any local Councillor or employee of Council, within a period of two years before the application is made.  Forms for making disclosures are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Office.

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