June 16 update: The SEARS has been issued.
The State Government’s planning department has received a request for SEARS for a Warnervale shopping centre.
A SEARS sets out the issues the government wants covered by the applicant in their environmental impact statement about their proposed development.
The proposal is then exhibited for public comment.
That’s when the public gets to have some input.
But to stay up to date, you can ask to be kept informed.
Go to the website and sign up for alerts on this particular project: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/…/warnervale…
At this stage, there is nothing to see other than what’s in the above screenshot:
“Development of a neighbourhood shopping centre within the proposed Warnervale Town Centre. Includes a Woolworths supermarket with Home Delivery, specialty retail uses and commercial uses.”
But documents will come once the SEARS is completed which could be in as little as seven days.
The applicant then has up to two years to submit its EIS.
But as there is no detail, there is no way to tell if the applicant needs that long or if work on the EIS has already started.
This is a State Significant Development and as such, it has its own set of rules. Read more here: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/…/state…