Submission to Camden LEP Stage 1 Amendment
UDIA is concerned by the proposed introduction of new clauses and associated maps for Environmentally Sensitive Land – Terrestrial Biodiversity and Riparian land and Watercourses for the following reasons:
– The maps are based on outdated and low resolution maps that are used for other purposes and are not intended for use in the way proposed by Council and have not been groundtruthed.
– The additional regulatory hurdles from these new clauses will create unnecessary delays and costs for landowners and applicants.
– Biodiversity and water management are adequately addressed by existing legislation and these new clauses and maps create duplication and statutory inconsistencies.