In December 2015 Kiama Council gave its support to a Planning Proposal in complete contravention of its' own LEP As a result of this support the Planning Proposal has been approved by the State Government and Kiama Council has now been directed
to implement the proposal. This will lead to a Land Use change for a rural property enabling that property to put a Development Application to Council for the construction of an abattoir.
See the Council debate on this issue on the "Council Meeting
2015" link above
Such a facility is in absolute contravention of the Kiama LEP (Local Environment Plan) in which a "livestock processing industry" (abattoir) is specifically excluded.
The planning precedent created will "open
the floodgates" to totally inappropriate developments throughout the Municipality.
The link below has been superseded by: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/soc/southernrivers/10603SRestuarine.pdf