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State Government planning

The State Government has a number of strategies and plans that guide the future of NSW and our region, and which Councils must address in their local strategies and plans.  The Department of Planning and Environment is preparing updated strategies for the North Coast - current and draft material can be found on the North Coast Region webpages.  The current documents are found under the Resources tab.

Of most relevance are the following: 

Mid North Coast Regional Strategy 2006-31

This strategy is intended to guide the preparation of the Local Growth Management Strategies and Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) within the region. 

Downloads in Resources under Plans and strategies subheading.

 

Settlement planning guidelines: Mid and Far North Coast regional strategies

Assists Councils in preparing local growth management strategies to achieve the planning outcomes and actions in the Regional Strategy. 

Downloads in Resources under Plans and strategies subheading.

 

North Coast Urban Design Guidelines 2009

This is a supporting resource document to assist in advancing quality urban design on the North Coast of NSW. 

Downloads in Resources under Plans and strategies subheading.

Mid North Coast Farmland Mapping Project 2009

The project aimed to identify and protect regionally significant farmland from urban and rural residential encroachment and land use conflict. Additionally, it has aimed to encourage farmland areas to be targeted for land management assistance where suitable through Catchment Management Authority funding.

Actions in the Mid North Coast Regional Strategy 2006-31 include:

  • Local environmental plans will zone regionally significant farmland to protect agricultural values.
  • Regionally significant farmland will not be available for future urban or rural residential
  • rezoning other than in the limited circumstances as permitted by the Mid North Coast Farmland Mapping Project Final Recommendations Report (2008).
  • Mapped farmland will be protected from the impacts of new neighbouring development through conflict risk assessment and buffers, consistent with the Mid North Coast Farmland Mapping Project and the Rural Lands State Environmental Planning Policy.

Downloads in Resources under Agriculture subheading.

This page was last updated on: 27 January 2016