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Uralla Shire Council Biodiversity Strategy

The Uralla Shire Council has been funded to complete a Biodiversity Strategy which will guide future development within the Shire. The Strategy is funded through the LEP Acceleration Fund from the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure.

Council is currently investigating four areas of the Shire which have future potential for rural residential development. Three areas were identified by the New England Development Strategy (WhorleyParsons 2010) comprising Arding, Kentucky and Rocky River. Council also decided to include West Invergowrie in this study to look at the land bank of undeveloped rural residential land.

To undertake the investigation, Council:

  1. engaged consulting firm, The Envirofactor to undertake the necessary components of the strategy as required by the NSW Department of Planning. It undertook a flora, fauna, bushfire threat and indigenous cultural heritage assessment, and presented a report to Council in November 2012 with the findings.

    Final report:

    Uralla Shire Council Biodiversity Strategy, November 2012, Final Version
     
  2. engaged a planner, Ms Keiley Hunter, to provide advice on what land was suitable for rural residential development and to provide an acceptable option for council to put together a planning proposal for the identified areas.

    Final report:

    Uralla Biodiversity Strategy Planning Outcomes Report, March 2013

Council endorsed both final reports at its Extraordinary Council Meeting held on 18 March 2013.
 
Minutes of the Meeting 18 March 2013

Land owners in the indentified areas have been notified of the results of the investigation to date and provided with the information relevant to their area.
Upon completion of a heritage study into the Gold Mining Precinct at Rocky River, scheduled for 2013/2014, Council will be able to determine a planning proposal including zonings and minimum lot sizes for subdivision and dwelling entitlements. The Community will have the opportunity to comment on the planning proposal prior to its adoption.

The Reports are available to download (below), and a printed copy can be provided upon request for a fee of $30 for the Biodiversity Strategy and $10 for the Planning Outcomes Report.

Please contact the Technical Services Department of Council on 02 6778 6390 for further information about the Uralla Shire Council Biodiversity Strategy.


Download documents

Uralla Shire Council Biodiversity Strategy, November 2012, Final Version

1. Part A – General Information (pdf 856kb)

2. Part B – Legislative, Policy and Planning Framework (pdf 318kb)
 
3. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Methodology (pdf 202kb)

4. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Results Arding (pdf 393kb)

5. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Results West Invergowrie (pdf 435kb)

6. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Results Kentucky (pdf 430kb)

7. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Results Rocky River  (pdf 441kb)

8. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Conclusion Arding (pdf 170kb)

9. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Conclusion West Invergowrie (pdf 181kb)

10. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Results Kentucky (pdf 171kb)

11. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Results Rocky River (pdf 180kb)

12. Part C – Environmental Assessment – Determination of Constraint Level & General Guidelines for Council (pdf 246kb)

13. Part D – Indigenous Heritage Assessment – Methodology (pdf 1Mb)

14. Part D – Indigenous Heritage Assessment – Methodology (pdf 1Mb)

15. Part E – Recommendations (pdf 190kb)

16. References (pdf 302kb)

17. Appendix 1 – Maps of the Arding Study Area (pdf 1Mb)

18. Appendix 2 – Maps of the West Invergowrie Study Area (pdf 2Mb)

19. Appendix 3 Maps of the Kentucky Study Area (pdf 2Mb)

20. Appendix 4 – Maps of the Rocky River Study Area (pdf 2Mb)

21. Appendix 5 – Summary Dendrogram Vegetation Communities (pdf 88kb)

22. Appendix 6 – Vegetation Community Descriptions for the Four Areas (pdf 88kb)

23. Appendix 7 – Flora Species Identified on the Four Areas (pdf 173kb)

24. Appendix 8 – Fauna Species Identified on the Four Areas (pdf 425kb)

25. Appendix 9 – Minimum Condition Criteria for Commonwealth Listed Threatened Ecological Communities (pdf 426kb)

26. Appendix 10 – Flora & Fauna Movement Corridors Identified on the Four Designated Areas (pdf 846kb)

27. Appendix 11 – Threatened Flora Profiles (pdf 333kb)

28. Appendix 12 – AHIMS Search Results – Kentucky revised – 17 July 2012 (pdf 1121kb)

29. Appendix 13 – AHIMS Search Results - Four Areas – 3 September 2012 (pdf 432kb)

30. Appendix 14 – Indigenous cultural Heritage Survey Site Location Maps (pdf 238kb)

31. Appendix 15 – Indigenous cultural Heritage Survey Site Location Maps (pdf 1421kb)

32. Appendix 16 – Current Minimum Lot Sizes for the Four Designated Areas (pdf 204kb)


Uralla Biodiversity Strategy Planning Outcomes Report, March 2013

1. Introduction (pdf 174kb)

2. Methodology (pdf 547kb)

3. Discussion – Existing & Future Character (pdf 75kb)

4. Discussion – West Invergowrie (pdf 463kb)

5. Discussion - Arding (pdf 409kb)

6. Discussion – Rocky River (pdf 194kb)

7. Discussion - Kentucky (pdf 448kb)

8. Discussion - General (pdf 60kb)

9. Conclusion (pdf 76kb)

10. Appendix A – Bushfire Prone Land (pdf 95kb)

11. Appendix B – Kentucky Village Draft LEP (pdf 4750kb)

12. Appendix C - Biodiversity Sieve Map – West Invergowrie (pdf 572kb)

13. Appendix C – Biodiversity Sieve Map – Arding (pdf 459kb)

14. Appendix D - Biodiversity Sieve Map – Rocky River (pdf 551kb)

15. Appendix C - Biodiversity Sieve Map -Kentucky (pdf 493kb)