Wentworth Local Environmental Plan 2011
7.6 Development on river front areas
(1) The objectives of this clause are as follows—(a) to support natural riverine processes, including the migration of the Murray River’s channels,(b) to protect and improve the bed and bank stability of the Murray River,(c) to maintain and improve the water quality of the Murray River,(d) to protect the amenity, scenic landscape values and cultural heritage of the Murray River and to protect public access to its riverine corridors,(e) to conserve and protect the riverine corridors of the Murray River, including wildlife habitat.(2) Despite any other provision of this Plan, development consent may only be granted to development on land in a river front area for the following purposes—(a) boat building and repair facilities, boat launching ramps, boat sheds, charter and tourism boating facilities or marinas,(b) the extension or alteration of an existing building that is wholly or partly in the river front area, but only if the extension or alteration is to be located no closer to the river bank than the existing building,(c) environmental protection works,(d) extensive agriculture and intensive plant agriculture,(e) walking trails, cycleways, picnic facilities, recreation facilities and recreation facilities (outdoors),(f) water recreation structures.(3) Development consent must not be granted under subclause (2) unless the consent authority is satisfied of the following—(a) that the appearance of the development, from both the Murray River and the river front area will be compatible with the surrounding area,(b) that the development is not likely to cause environmental harm, including (but not limited to) any of the following—(i) pollution or siltation of the Murray River,(ii) any adverse effect on surrounding uses, riverine habitat, wetland areas or flora or fauna habitats,(iii) any adverse effect on drainage patterns,(c) that the development is likely to cause only minimal visual disturbance to the existing landscape,(d) that continuous public access, and opportunities to provide continuous public access, along the river front and to the Murray River are not likely to be compromised,(e) that any historic, scientific, cultural, social, archaeological, architectural, natural or aesthetic significance of the land on which the development is to be carried out and of surrounding land is to be maintained.