A range of planning strategies have been prepared that influence the development controls (as described on the following webpages) and the assessment of development proposals.
Note that to varying extents Council's planning strategies can be subject to the requirements of the State Government. Of particular note are:
- Mid North Coast Regional Strategy, which was released in March 2009, and
- Mid North Coast Farmland Mapping Project, also released in March 2009.
Refer also to the area-specific plans that address localised issues.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Urban Growth Management Strategy 2011-2031
This Strategy is the local response to the Mid North Coast Regional Strategy and is closely integrated with Council's Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan. The UGMS was adopted by Council on 14 December 2010, and approval from the Dept of Planning and Infrastructure was given on 5 May 2011.
The UGMS supersedes the following strategies:
- Hastings Urban Growth Strategy 2001
- Camden Haven Urban Growth Strategy 2003
- Wauchope Urban Growth Strategy 2005-2019
- Kew - Kendall Urban Strategy 1998
- Hastings Retail Policy Plan 2004
- Port Macquarie-Hastings Industrial Land Use Strategy 2007 [see below]
- Hastings Rural Residential Strategy 2004
By letter dated 1 November 2012, the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure advised that the John Oxley Drive Precinct Structure Plan has been approved as a component of the Urban Growth Managment Strategy. It is not necessary for a revised copy of UGMS to be prepared - it is acceptable for there to be 2 documents until the next UGMS review.
Copies of the Strategy can be purchased from Council offices or downloaded:
PART A INTRODUCTION
1.1 The Urban Growth Management Strategy
PART B DEMOGRAPHY
2.1 Population Projections
2.2 Household Projections
2.4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Demography
2.5 Age Profile
PART C STRATEGIES
3.0 NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCES & CONSTRAINTS
3.2 Planning Principles
3.3 Natural Environment
3.4 Natural Resources
3.5 Environmental Hazards
4.0 SETTLEMENT PATTERN
4.2 Settlement Planning Principles
4.3 Settlement Corridors
5.0 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & EMPLOYMENT
5.1 Overview and Key Economic Initiatives
5.2 Economic Development & Employment Initiatives
5.4 Retail Strategy and Retail Policy
6.1 Overview and Key Initiatives
6.2 Housing in Urban Release Areas
6.3 Urban Consolidation
6.4 Rural Residential (Large Lot) Housing
6.5 Housing - Implementation Summary
7.2 Physical infrastructure
7.3 Social Infrastructure
PART D GOVERNANCE
8.1 Governance Context
REFERENCES & APPENDICES
Appendix 1 Map of Statistical Locations in Port Macquarie-Hastings
Appendix 2 Letter of Approval from Department of Planning & infrastructure
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Port Macquarie-Hastings Industrial Land Use Strategy 2007
This strategy provides a broad outline of planning for the future of industrial land. It is largely superseded by the Urban Growth Management Strategy, though that Strategy draws on this Strategy as a background resource.
The following Annexure documents are available on request from Strategic Planning:
Annexure C - Existing Industrial Areas Mapping
Annexure D - Constraints Mapping for Future Investigation Areas
Annexure E - Constraints Mapping for Unsuitable Future Investigation Areas
Annexure F - Area 13 Structure Plan
Hastings Parking Strategy
Refer to the Parking Strategy webpages.
Rail Freight Study
This study provides an assessment of the feasibility of establishing an intermodal road rail freight facility in the Port Macquarie Hastings LGA.