The NSW Government is inviting community and stakeholders to have a say about the future of the Hunter and Central Coast regions with the recent release of the Draft Hunter Regional Plan and the Draft Plan for a Growing Hunter City, along with the Draft Central Coast Regional Plan for community feedback.
The draft plans represent the next significant step in developing a regional plan that will guide the future of the Hunter and Central Coast regions over the next 20 years.
For the first time strategic planning for the Lower Hunter, Upper Hunter and Great Lakes is consolidated in the Draft Hunter Regional Plan. The plan also carries forward and updates the policies contained in the 2012 Upper Hunter Strategic Regional Land Use Plan.
The draft plans outline a vision, goals and actions that aim to:
- protect the region’s most important asset, the environment
- grow and diversify the economy to create local jobs
- create thriving, liveable centres
- deliver greater housing choice
- in collaboration with councils, establish a committee to drive the coordination and delivery of the actions in the Plan.
For more information visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/hunter or www.planning.nsw.gov.au/centralcoast. On behalf of member and the broader industry HIA will be preparing detailed submissions for both plans. Submissions close on 28 February 2016.
HIA Executive Director – Hunter