23 June 2010

The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George has invited all members of the community to attend a meeting which will explain the Draft Local Environment Plans (LEPs) for Lismore, and in particular the benefits and implications for the people of Lismore City Council.

Mr George says that the meeting will be a great opportunity for people to understand how the Draft LEP zonings may affect their properties. “With the release of the Draft LEP, this is an important time for all landowners, especially rural landowners, to meet and discuss the important details such as zoning and development opportunity of your landholding,” Mr George said.

“This Draft LEP could have subtly changed the zoning of your property, and perhaps “lock up” part or all of your property.

“It could also inhibit the use and development of your property, and play a important role on the future saleability of your property.

“Everyone who is a landowner will always be concerned about any potentially negative impacts on the value of their property, so I would encourage all members of the community to attend the meeting,” Mr George said.

The meeting will be held on 29 June at the Lismore Workers Club at 7pm.

Speakers at the meeting include Paula Newman, the Strategic Planning Coordinator from Lismore City Council; Kath Robb, Director of NSW Farmers; and Kel Graham, President of Coo-eeEE property rights group.

“Landowners that do not register their concerns about the Draft LEP with Lismore City Council risk the suggestion that they are entirely happy with the document as it stands,” Mr George said. “If members of the community have specific questions about the potential impacts of the Draft LEP on their land, I urge them to attend the meeting,” he said.

Contact: Thomas George MP on 0427 360781
Paula Newman (Lismore City Council) on 1300 878 387
Kath Robb (NSW Farmers) on 0402 358 298
Kel Graham (President, Coo-eeEE property rights group) on 0404 086 576

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.