Planning for Growth in Nowra-Bomaderry

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The Nowra Bomaderry Structure Plan (NBSP) 2006 identified several new living areas to be released in the Nowra-Bomaderry area over a 25 year period.

These later became Urban Release Areas (URAs) with the commencement of Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014.

The Nowra-Bomaderry URAs are recognised in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan as being regionally significant release areas.

Development Phasing Plan

Phase 1 – Mundamia and Worrigee

  • Planning phase complete.
  • Mundamia DCP adopted by Council on 14 October 2014 and commenced 22 October 2014. Approx. 480 dwellings (NBSP).
  • Worrigee DCP was adopted by Council on 1 March 2016 and commenced 5

The Nowra Bomaderry Structure Plan (NBSP) 2006 identified several new living areas to be released in the Nowra-Bomaderry area over a 25 year period.

These later became Urban Release Areas (URAs) with the commencement of Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014.

The Nowra-Bomaderry URAs are recognised in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven Regional Plan as being regionally significant release areas.

Development Phasing Plan

Phase 1 – Mundamia and Worrigee

  • Planning phase complete.
  • Mundamia DCP adopted by Council on 14 October 2014 and commenced 22 October 2014. Approx. 480 dwellings (NBSP).
  • Worrigee DCP was adopted by Council on 1 March 2016 and commenced 5 August 2016 respectively. Approx. 144 dwellings.

Phase 2 – Moss Vale Road South and Moss Vale Road North

  • Moss Vale Road South planning complete. The DCP was adopted by Council on 28 August 2018 and commenced on 26 September 2018. Approx. 950 dwellings (Illawarra Shoalhaven Urban Development Update 2016).
  • Moss Vale Road North planning is currently underway (expected to be completed in the next 12-18 months). Expected 2,500 - 3,000 dwellings.

Phase 3 – Cabbage Tree Lane

  • Land is zoned but no timeframe for planning phase to commence.
  • The timing for Phase 3 depends on a number of factors including land availability, provision of infrastructure and demand for land. It will then need to be included in Council’s Strategic Planning Works Program, adopted at the start of each new financial year.
  • Approx. 2,180 dwellings (NBSP).

Phase 4 – Crams Road

  • Land is zoned but no timeframe for planning phase to commence.
  • The timing for Phase 4 depends on a number of factors including land availability, provision of infrastructure and demand for land. It will then need to be included in Council’s Strategic Planning Works Program, adopted at the start of each new financial year.
  • Final lot yield to be determined following Warrah Road Planning Proposal.

Current Planning Phase – Moss Vale Road North URA

Before land can be released for development, Council must first prepare and finalise a site-specific Development Control Plan (DCP) and Contributions Plan (CP) and ensure satisfactory arrangements have been made for State and Public Utility Infrastructure. This is a requirement under Part 6 of Shoalhaven LEP 2014.

Planning for growth in these areas is important because of the increasing demand in the housing market, changing household trends and an ageing population. As a result, there is a strong desire and need to provide greater housing supply and choice in the market.

Through the detailed planning for Moss Vale Road North URA, Council will encourage a range of lot sizes, housing types and densities to ensure that this new living area meets the changing housing needs of the community.

The draft DCP will set out the desired future character for the new living area, taking advantage of its unique landscapes and views and provide access to open space, tree-lined boulevards and enhanced transport networks, including active transport.

The detailed planning for Moss Vale Road North is expected to be completed within the next 12-18 months.

The Moss Vale Road North URA is currently at Stage 7 of below process:


  • NSW Geographical Names Board Outcome

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    The NSW Geographical Names Board (GNB) considered community feedback on the proposed suburb arrangements (name and boundary) at its September 2022 Board Meeting. At this meeting, the Board resolved to endorse the name of Badagarang for approval.

    The GNB have now made a formal recommendation to the NSW Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government for approval of the new suburb arrangements. A further update will be provided once the decision of the Minister is known.

  • Have Your Say - Review of Planning Options for Taylors Lane, Cambewarra (Badagarang)

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    Council is exhibiting the Review of Planning Options for Taylors Lane, Cambewarra (Badagarang), until Friday, 4 November 2022.

    The review considers options for the future of Taylors Lane as part of the realisation of the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area (URA) within which it is located, specifically:

    • how the existing trees that are considered a feature of the current local landscape can feasibly be retained and successfully integrated into future urban development the existing zones allow
    • how the required upgrade of Taylors Lane can still be delivered
    • potential changes to planning controls on the adjoining land that may support the long-term retention of the trees.

    The review also considers the ongoing appropriateness and potential changes to the existing urban zones at the eastern end of Taylors Lane.

    Council initiated the review in June 2020 (MIN20.419) when it resolved to ‘defer’ a decision on the upgrade of the eastern section of Taylors Lane as part of the Far North Collector Road project. Earlier in 2020 Council had exhibited several options for the road upgrade, all of which would impact on the existing trees to varying extents and received objections from the community.

    Key documents in the review that has now been undertaken include the initial Options Report (Studio GL) that was considered by Council in September 2021, and a Strategic Options Assessment Report (Stantec) that provides a fuller assessment of the indicative costs, technical feasibility and environment/cultural heritage impacts of the options.

    Council is now seeking community feedback on the options before deciding the next steps/actions in this regard.

    Interested persons are encouraged to view the review documents and have their say on the potential options. For more information about the exhibition, and how to make a submission, visit Council's Documents on Exhibition web page.

  • Moss Vale Road Waste Water Infrastructure Update

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    August - September 2022 Update

    • Package 1: Moss Vale Road Southern (MVRS) Urban Release Area URA Wastewater (WW) Infrastructure
      • MVRS rising main installed
      • MVR Southern URA gravity trunk main installed
      • MVRS sewer pump station (SPS) construction and installation commenced
    • Package 2: Moss Vale Road (MVR) – Sewer Pumping Stations (SPS)
      • MVRN SPS access road continued
      • MVRN SPS property settlement completed
    • Package 3: Moss Vale Road (MVR) Urban Release Area (URA) – Pipelines
      • MVRS gravity trunk main installation continued
      • MVRS rising main installed
      • SPS23 rising main diversion continued
      • MVRN rising main installation continued
      • MVRN rising main highway under bore works commenced.

    Images: Waste Water Pipeline and Shorage box



  • Moss Vale Road Water Infrastructure - Update

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    August - September 2022 Update

    • Package 1: Stage 1 Water Main Lead-in Work (Completed 2021)
      • Package 1 works completed 2021.
    • Package 2: Illaroo Road Water Pumping Station Upgrade
      • Detailed design completed June 2022, with procurement activities to follow 2022/2023.
      • Pre-work vegetation removal undertaken
      • Power supply works undertaken.
    • Package 3: Stage 2 Water Mains (new and upgrades)
      • Detailed design completed April 2022, with procurement activities to follow 2022/2023.
    • Package 4: New Water Reservoir Cambewarra
      • Detailed design completed March 2022, with procurement activities currently in progress.

    Image: Water Pipeline


  • Update on Proposed Suburb Arrangements for Moss Vale Release Areas

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    The NSW Geographical Names Board closed its public consultation on proposed suburb arrangements (name and boundary) on 1 July 2022. The Board is now considering the submissions received and plans to determine the matter at its meeting in September 2022.

    An update on the proposed suburb arrangements will be provided to Council at its 22 August 2022 Ordinary Meeting. A copy of the report to Council is available on Council’s website. The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers at Council’s Administration Building. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Members of the public can also watch these meetings live stream through Council's website.

    Should you wish to make a deputation, please submit an application via the online deputation form on Council’s website or contact Council’s Governance Team on 1300 293 111.

  • Moss Vale North Urban Release Area Planning Documents on Public Exhibition

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    Planning is underway to deliver a future residential area in the Nowra-Bomaderry area; known as the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area. This area was identified for urban development in 2008 and will provide land for between 2000 to 2500 new homes, a local shopping centre, and open space. The future community will be supported with a range of infrastructure including parks and roads.

    The planning documents, guiding the future development of the release area, have been prepared and are now being exhibited for the community’s information and feedback.

    These include:

    • A Planning Proposal recommending changes to existing land use zones and planning controls, such as minimum lot sizes, building heights, and the location of smaller lots.
    • Draft Development Controls for the design of the future subdivision and dwellings, the layout of the local centre, the street network, and the management of environmental areas. These are proposed to be added as a new chapter in Council’s City-wide Development Control Plan.

    The planning documents, and a range of background and supporting information, are on exhibition until Friday, 1 July 2022. For more information about the exhibition, and how to make a submission, visit Council's Documents on Exhibition web page.

  • Have Your Say on the Naming of the New Suburb at Moss Vale Road

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    Council is seeking community feedback on the potential naming options for the future Urban Release Areas located on both sides of Moss Vale Road between Bomaderry and Cambewarra (currently known as the "Moss Vale Road North" and "Moss Vale Road South").

    Consultation has been undertaken to arrive at two potential naming options.

    Tell us your preferred name by completing the Online Survey by Sunday 28 November 2021.

    For more information on this project, visit the Mossvale Road URA Naming of New Suburb Get Involved web page, email kristy.o'sullivan@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4429 3511.

  • Council Meeting Outcome - Review of Planning Controls and Options for Taylors Lane, Cambewarra

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    Council considered the Review of Planning Controls and Options for Taylors Lane, Cambewarra at the Development and Environment Committee Meeting on 7 September 2021.

    Council resolved (MIN21.619) to:

    1. Receive the review of options for Taylors Lane, as detailed in the report prepared by Studio GL at Attachment 1 for information.
    2. Request that Council staff undertake further investigations into the indicative costs (construction, land acquisition, habitat loss, cultural heritage loss and environmental heritage loss) associated with each option, including identification of a preferred option/s, and receive a Councillor briefing from staff at the appropriate point on this work.
    3. Place the consultant’s report and additional information (point 2 above) on public exhibition for at least 30 days, invite comment on it from local stakeholders and the broader community.
    4. Receive a further future report to consider the outcomes of the public exhibition and decide how to proceed with the review of planning controls associated with Taylors Lane, Cambewarra.
    5. Notify local stakeholders (landowners and developers around Taylors Lane), participants in the stakeholder workshops, development industry representatives and the Cambewarra Residents and Ratepayers Association and Pride of Bomaderry of this decision and of the exhibition arrangements when they are known.

    The report considered by Council and its resolution is available for viewing on Council’s Agendas and Minutes web page.

    Council will now undertake further work on the options as outlined in point 2 of the resolution, before exhibiting the review for broader community comment. Further advice of the public exhibition arrangements, and how to submit comments on the review, will be issued in due course.

  • Council Meeting Notification - Proposed Exhibition - Review of Planning Controls and Options for Taylors Lane, Cambewarra

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    Council anticipates that a report on the Proposed Exhibition - Review of Planning Controls and Options for Taylors Lane, Cambewarra, will be considered by Council’s Development and Environment Committee at its Tuesday, 7 September 2021 meeting.

    The Review of Planning Controls and Options for Taylors Lane report presents the outcomes of a review undertaken for Council by consultants Studio GL Pty Ltd The report is published in the 'Document Library' on this web page. The review considers options to retain the trees which are a feature of the current Taylors Lane, following Council’s decision in June 2020 to ‘defer’ a decision on its proposed upgrade as part of the Far North Collector Road project.

    The review also considers the existing zoning and potential planning controls for the adjoining land, including the area within the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area (URA) and existing undeveloped zones outside the URA at the eastern end of Taylors Lane.

    You can confirm the date of the meeting by checking the agenda which will be available online from the afternoon of the Thursday proceeding the meeting on Council’s Agendas and Minutes web page.

    The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm and will be held in the Council Chambers at Council’s Administration Building. Due to social distancing requirements at this time, the Council Chambers are closed to the public. You can however view the meeting live on Council’s Webcast web page.

    Information on how to make a deputation to the Committee is provided on Council's Deputations Webpage. Before making a deputation request, you should review the report and the recommendations, as you will need to advise whether your deputation will be for or against the report recommendations. For further information, contact Council’s Governance Unit on (02) 4429 3111.

    If you need further information about this matter, please contact Ryan Jameson, City Futures, on 0407 856 422. Please quote Council’s reference 64806E.

  • Moss Vale Road URA Water Wastewater Infrastructure

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    Watermain construction works are progressing with a horizontal directional drilling Sub-Contractor completing works from East of Good Dog Creek to Hockeys Lane.

    The horizontal directional drilling Sub-Contractor has encountered some complications with the watermain installation adjacent Good Dog Creek.

    Due to this complication, the Contractor’s works program will be amended to reflect the changes. This includes the installation of traffic management such as a closure of Hockeys Lane and a detour via Rouse Ave. Please refer to attached traffic control/management plans for the works.

    Key timeframes for traffic control/management as follows:

    Works adjacent the corner of Main Rd and Hockeys Lane, Cambewarra:

    • Road closure of Hockeys Ln/Main Intersection – Implement 20th August and leave in place for approximately 1-2weeks.
    • Interconnection works at Hockeys Lane – Pushed back to 31st August pending Shoalhaven Water Operations confirmation.

    Works West of the Cambewarra township on Main Rd, Cambewarra:

    • Traffic Lights to be installed 23rd August for approximately 1 week.
    • Isolate existing DN150 PVC main 20th August approx. 1 week (Confirmed on-site with Shoalhaven Water Operations)
    • Installation of new DN180 main alignment over existing DN150PVC watermain (Confirmed on-site with Shoalhaven Water Operations)
    • Cut in Stop Valve into existing DN150 main 23rd August (Confirmed on-site with Shoalhaven Water Operations)

    Shoalhaven Water Management have accepted a request for the horizontal directional drilling Contractor to complete working duties on weekends, subject to the following:

    1. Works on Sunday cannot commence until after 9am.
    2. No high-level noise activities permitted as defined in the Contract.
    3. All stakeholder communications to be captured/recorded and shared with the Principal.
    4. No works on Private Property during the extended hours without landowner prior written consent.
    5. No works permitted within village itself.
    6. This arrangement is to be reviewed after the first week of implementation and the Principal in their sole discretion may elect to terminate or continue the extended hours.

    If you have any questions about the above works, please contact Calvin Ferrier via email on Calvin.Ferrier@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or phone on 0418 424 422.

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