Group calls for submissions on design and place policy
The Residents for Responsible Ettalong Development community group has urged residents to have they say on the proposed Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy.
In a social media post, the group said: "This SEPP would allow for native trees and the canopy, and habitat they provide, to be removed and then replaced or offset with green roofs and small trees and shrubs.
"Is this an equal trade?
"Does it replace the benefits the mature trees provide?
"Does it help us create a leafy suburb with tree lined streets providing canopy shade and habitat for wildlife or does it create a city scape?"
NSW Planning claims the policy "is part of a broader review of all our SEPPs and aims to simplify and consolidate how to deliver good design in NSW".
"The Design and Place SEPP puts place and design quality at the forefront of development," the department claimed.
"Our shared responsibility to care for country and sustain healthy, thriving communities underpins the policy.
"The SEPP spans places of all scales, from precincts, significant developments, and buildings to infrastructure and public space."
Submissions may be made until April 28.
Social media, 2 Apr 2021