Draft Local Approvals Policy – Solid Fuel or Oil Fuelled Heaters

Submissions Close 15 October 2013

Council at its meeting of 27 August 2013, resolved to place the Draft Local Approvals Policy – Solid Fuel or Oil Fuelled Heaters on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

The key objectives of the Local Approvals Policy are to:

  • Provide criteria for applications made to The Hills Shire Council for an approval to install a solid or oil fuelled heater under section 68 of the Local Government Act, 1993 and adopt guidelines provided by the NSW EPA;
  • Adopt a criteria to provide notice to neighbours regarding applications for the installation of solid fuel or oil fuelled heaters and seek submissions;
  • Specify the circumstances for exemptions to the requirement to obtain Council approval to install a heater in premises located on land zoned rural.

LOCATION OF EXHIBITION: The Draft Local Approvals Policy is available for inspection below or at the following locations:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre: 129 Showground Road, Castle Hill, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Castle Hill Library: Cnr of Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill Monday - Friday: 10am - 8pm; Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday 1pm - 5pm
  • Vinegar Hill Memorial Library: 29 Main Street, Rouse Hill (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 10am to 6pm, Thur: 10am - 9pm, Sat: 10am to 5pm, Sun: 1pm - 5pm)

Enquiries: Craig Bourke, +61 2 9843 0555.