John Oxley Drive Precinct

The land on the north-western side of John Oxley Drive, between Wrights Road and Phillip Charley Drive, Port Macquarie, is subject to some future land use changes:

  • Following relocation of the Oxley Highway bypassing this section of land, the renamed John Oxley Drive has a sub-arterial road role.
  • In line with State Government requirements, in December 2010 Council adopted an Urban Growth Management Strategy 2011-2031, which proposes that this area be considered as a potential site for future bulky goods retailing.

The changes provide an opportunity to review the range of constraints that affect the land use development opportunities in this precinct, and to propose options and a preferred strategy for the future. 

Following community consultation over a draft Structure Plan, on 25 July 2012 Council adopted the John Oxley Drive Precinct Structure Plan.  By letter dated 1 November 2012 the Department of Planning and Infrastructure advised that the Structure Plan has been approved as a component of Council's Urban Growth Management Strategy.

The Structure Plan does not immediately change the planning controls applicable to the land - refer to section 6.3 for a summary of the various implementation issues.  The property in the north-east corner is not subject to the same issues as most of the other properties, and Council has commenced the process of changing the planning controls.

John Oxley Drive Precinct Structure Plan 2012(PDF, 4MB)