Local Strategic Planning Statement - Shoalhaven 2040

We’re preparing a new strategic land-use planning document, known as a Local Strategic Planning Statement, to identify the work Council needs to do to meet the communities’ needs over the next 20-years.

This Statement – Shoalhaven 2040 – will explain the basis for strategic planning with regards to economic, social and environmental matters. It will work with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, which has a similar but broader purpose explaining how Council will work to meet the communities’ needs. Shoalhaven 2040 covers how Council anticipates the City will change and the infrastructure and services required by its communities. This means it

We’re preparing a new strategic land-use planning document, known as a Local Strategic Planning Statement, to identify the work Council needs to do to meet the communities’ needs over the next 20-years.

This Statement – Shoalhaven 2040 – will explain the basis for strategic planning with regards to economic, social and environmental matters. It will work with Council’s Community Strategic Plan, which has a similar but broader purpose explaining how Council will work to meet the communities’ needs. Shoalhaven 2040 covers how Council anticipates the City will change and the infrastructure and services required by its communities. This means it will address a broad range of topics such as:

  • the number, type, and location of new homes
  • providing infrastructure and service
  • job creation and economic growth, including strengthening Shoalhaven’s commercial centres
  • protecting and adapting to our environment
  • preserving our heritage, landscapes and the character of our towns villages, and neighbourhoods.

Background

Shoalhaven 2040 is the Shoalhaven’s first Local Strategic Planning Statement. It will act as a starting point, not a finished document, providing a record of our current land-use planning work and the work we need to do to plan the next 20-years. Shoalhaven 2040 can be reviewed and updated at any time, for example, as new planning matters emerge, work is completed, or a new council is elected.

The draft Shoalhaven 2040 will provide a Vision for Shoalhaven, summarise the City’s opportunities and challenges, identify Planning Priorities, and set Actions to deliver these priorities. The document will also set out policy statements on key planning activities and how we will work with the New South Wales Government to achieve some of the identified outcomes.

It is these areas of the document we asked for your feedback on. The Community Survey closed at midnight on Sunday 15 March 2020.

Shoalhaven 2040 will direct future changes to Council’s planning and development controls. It will also inform other planning tools, such as the Contributions Plan, to ensure facilities and services are provided to meet the community’s needs.

The NSW Government will also use Shoalhaven 2040 to update its Regional Plan for the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Region and help inform its infrastructure planning and service delivery for schools, hospitals and transport.

Find Out More

Further information on Local Strategic Planning Statements are available on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and Document Library on this page.

You can also talk to Council about Shoalhaven 2040 - phone 02 4429 5377, email council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au(External link), or use the “Question and Answer (Q&A)” section on this page.

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  • Project Update - Community Survey

    2 months ago
    Opportunity ahead

    28 January 2020

    We aim to seek feedback on a draft Local Strategic Planning Statement, known as Shoalhaven 2040, later this year. However, we've identified an early opportunity for Shoalhaven’s communities to participate in the development of this document. We are undertaking a community survey. Your input will help us confirm and prioritise the planning issues important to you and identify any others we may have missed.

    The draft Shoalhaven 2040 must provide a Vision for Shoalhaven, summarise the area’s opportunities and challenges, identify Planning Priorities, and set Actions to deliver these priorities. It is these areas of...

    28 January 2020

    We aim to seek feedback on a draft Local Strategic Planning Statement, known as Shoalhaven 2040, later this year. However, we've identified an early opportunity for Shoalhaven’s communities to participate in the development of this document. We are undertaking a community survey. Your input will help us confirm and prioritise the planning issues important to you and identify any others we may have missed.

    The draft Shoalhaven 2040 must provide a Vision for Shoalhaven, summarise the area’s opportunities and challenges, identify Planning Priorities, and set Actions to deliver these priorities. It is these areas of the document we would like your feedback on. This survey remains open from 3 February until midnight Sunday 15 March 2020.

    Access the Community Survey here.

  • Project Update

    9 months ago
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    July 2019

    Council has started work on the Local Strategic Planning Statement. The project team is identifying a preliminary list of Planning Priorities by going through existing studies, strategies and policies and identifying local issues for consideration. This exercise will also identify any new or updated documents Council needs to prepare. The feedback given to Council during exhibition of the Growth Management Strategy Discussion Paper and draft Character Statements for Shoalhaven’s towns and villages will also be used.

    Once a list of preliminary Planning Priorities have been identified, they will be tested with the community over the next 12 months....

    July 2019

    Council has started work on the Local Strategic Planning Statement. The project team is identifying a preliminary list of Planning Priorities by going through existing studies, strategies and policies and identifying local issues for consideration. This exercise will also identify any new or updated documents Council needs to prepare. The feedback given to Council during exhibition of the Growth Management Strategy Discussion Paper and draft Character Statements for Shoalhaven’s towns and villages will also be used.

    Once a list of preliminary Planning Priorities have been identified, they will be tested with the community over the next 12 months. This will include various community consultation exercises and the public exhibition of a draft Statement.