Council responds to state government policy adjustment on deliveries to supermarkets

Following a request from Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes to all councils in NSW, Clarence Valley Council has lifted time restrictions on deliveries to local supermarkets.

Council’s Manager of Environment, Development & Strategic Planning Adam Cameron said, “Following the announcement from the NSW government to ease the State Environmental Planning Policy and discussions with local supermarkets, we were happy to make these changes. This will mean supermarkets in the Clarence Valley are able to receive deliveries 24/7.

It is important to ensure that we allow greater flexibility in delivery hours.  The adjustment we’ve made as a result of the NSW government policy amendment means that trucks are able to supply shops and retailers with essential goods at all times.

We have been talking to local supermarkets to make them aware of these changes which have been put in place to assist them with restocking shelves.  We would like to reiterate the advice from supermarkets that people remain calm and not panic buy.”

The new rules apply immediately and will be kept in place until the Covid-19 crisis is over.            

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