There has been a large change. As of 24 November, council received information from the Federal Government that the landowner/applicant has changed their proposal and subsequently have withdrawn their Planning Proposal application.
This means they are no longer seeking to get the land rezoned (for smaller lots) , and are instead looking at an amended proposal working within the existing planning controls on the site. The land has an existing zoning mix of R5 Large Lot Residential, R1 General Residential and E3 Environmental Management zones (with a minimum lot size in the R5 area of 2000m2) . Zoning information can be found on our online maps: https://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Services/Maps-Online
The EPBC referral is still required for their amended proposal, and if an EPBC Controlled Action approval is granted, It is assumed a Development Application would come to Council afterwards. DAs have public exhibition requirements and it is assumed any DA for the site would attract media attention.
More information is found here: