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Be part of our planning future

Residents are encouraged to take part in shaping the long term planning vision for Warrumbungle Shire through the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). ‚Äč

The LSPS sets the direction for land use planning for the next 20 years. It is about preparing for the future development of the Shire, looking at housing, jobs, the types of services needed and where those services should be. Once adopted, the LSPS will impact our whole community. It outlines how Council will move forward with development and how we will prepare for future growth throughout our communities.
 
“Council wants to hear from the community to ensure that long term land use planning reflects the aims of the Community Strategic Plan”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “The LSPS will ultimately lead into the next Local Environmental Plan, which sets out what type of development is allowed, where. The community has the opportunity now to have input to the draft LSPS.”

“The draft LSPS is based around three key themes; a spirited and connected community, a supportive future with growth and resilience and a healthy environment and community. Within each of these themes, Council has developed priorities which it will work towards over the next 20 years. These priorities aim to balance the State Government’s planning priorities with the outcomes our community has identified as important, in the Community Strategic Plan”, explained Cr Todd.

“The NSW Government directs planning across the State and each council is required to prepare an LSPS to align local plans and priorities with the State’s Strategic Planning Framework. This planning for the future must also be consistent with the Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2036 which sets a 20-year vision for the Central West and Orana Region”, said Cr Todd.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to have their say on the future of planning for the Warrumbungle Shire area”, concluded Cr Todd.

During the exhibition period, concluding on 7 February 2020, the community is invited to comment on the draft LSPS.

The draft plans and details on how to make a submission are available at the offices in Coonabarabran and Coolah.

Click here to view the draft plans

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Click here to download the media release

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2020

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