Shoalhaven Growth Management Strategy 2019-2041

Council is updating its Growth Management Strategy. This strategic land-use document was originally completed in 2014 and guides the future growth of Shoalhaven. It examines the number and type of new homes needed by the community over the next 20 years. It also addresses:

  • The location of new homes to:

    • Provide good access to jobs, shops and services, and

    • Protect environmentally sensitive and culturally significant land.

  • Initiatives to make housing easier to afford.

Council is updating the Strategy to reflect:

  • Updated population information

  • Changes to planning legislation

  • Completion of actions (in the current Strategy), and

  • New information about environmental constraints such as flooding.

The updated document will be known as the Growth Management Strategy 2019-2041. It will not be a legal document that zones land or sets planning and development controls. Instead it will provide options for future growth and urban development while considering Shoalhaven’s natural and built values. The recommendations of the final Strategy, once adopted, will be implemented as required in future reviews of Council’s planning and development controls.


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Find Out More

Further information is available in:

You can also talk with us about the Strategy on 02 4429 5377, email us at council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au, or use the “Question & Answer” section on this page.


Council is updating its Growth Management Strategy. This strategic land-use document was originally completed in 2014 and guides the future growth of Shoalhaven. It examines the number and type of new homes needed by the community over the next 20 years. It also addresses:

  • The location of new homes to:

    • Provide good access to jobs, shops and services, and

    • Protect environmentally sensitive and culturally significant land.

  • Initiatives to make housing easier to afford.

Council is updating the Strategy to reflect:

  • Updated population information

  • Changes to planning legislation

  • Completion of actions (in the current Strategy), and

  • New information about environmental constraints such as flooding.

The updated document will be known as the Growth Management Strategy 2019-2041. It will not be a legal document that zones land or sets planning and development controls. Instead it will provide options for future growth and urban development while considering Shoalhaven’s natural and built values. The recommendations of the final Strategy, once adopted, will be implemented as required in future reviews of Council’s planning and development controls.


Stay Updated

If you would like to receive updates on our progress, please subscribe using the “Stay Informed” link on this page.


Find Out More

Further information is available in:

You can also talk with us about the Strategy on 02 4429 5377, email us at council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au, or use the “Question & Answer” section on this page.


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