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Wider planning considerations

Depending on the zone or proposal type, a number of other planning controls may be apply to the development.  Council staff can assist you in interpreting these controls and highlight any conditions that could apply.  These wider planning considerations include:

  • Access and Mobility
  • Acid Sulfate Soils
  • Asbestos
  • Bushfire hazards
  • Coastline hazards
  • Fire Safety
  • Flooding hazards
  • Heritage conservation
  • Koala (habitat) conservation
  • Native vegetation conservation
  • On-site Sewage
  • Sediment & Erosion Control
  • Stormwater management
  • Swimming Pools safety and requirements
  • Trees
  • Waterways
  • Works on the Roadway (including the nature strip)


Planning Policies

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Flood Policy was adopted by Council in October 2015. The Flood Policy outlines matters to be taken into consideration by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council when exercising its environmental assessment and planning functions in relation to Development in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area.

The Policy addresses the new directions in Flood Risk management that are embodied in the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy and are emphasised in the 2005 edition of the government’s Floodplain Development Manual.

It also draws from the latest Flood modelling results documented in government funded Flood and Floodplain management studies that have been completed in the region. This Policy applies to land affected by Flooding within the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Local Government Area. It applies where the Development is on Flood Prone Land; that is, on land at or below the level of the Probable Maximum Flood.

The requirements of this Policy are additional to, and complimentary to, the provisions of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2011 & 2013. 

 Port Macquarie-Hastings Flood Policy2MB pdf(PDF, 2MB)


This page was last updated on: 02 February 2016