A DRAFT Development Control Plan (DCP) for Tea Gardens North Shearwater estate is now open for public comment.
Great Lakes Council rezoned the land late last year to allow residential uses as well as tourism and small scale business purposes. About 42 hectares of the land was also set aside for conservation.
"The plans now on exhibition provide more detail on how the land will be developed and protected," manager of strategic planning Roger Busby said.
"The draft DCP is a 'place-based' DCP which promotes development that contributes to the vision and future desired character of North Shearwater estate."
The proposed planning agreement sets out the terms and requirements for the environmental restoration, including a $350,000 payment to the council to guarantee the works are completed and the land is properly managed.
The draft DCP and proposed planning agreement may be viewed at the council's Forster and Tea Gardens offices and on the council's website.
Anyone is welcome to inspect the draft documents and to make a written submission before 15 June.