Planning for Growth in Nowra-Bomaderry

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. 720 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). At least 1,300 dwellings (NBSP).


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 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. 720 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). At least 1,300 dwellings (NBSP).


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.


  • Moss Vale Road North – Development & Environment Committee Resolution

    11 days ago

    8 August 2019

    On Tuesday 6 August 2019, Council’s Development & Environment Committee considered a report on the Land Owners Group Package of Information for the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area.

    The minutes are available at shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Council-meetings/Agendas-and-minutes with the resolution provided below:

    1. Acknowledge the work undertaken by the proponent group and give ‘in-principle’ support to the current package of information for the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area being used as the basis for the detailed supporting plans, including the Planning Proposal Background Report being used as the basis for preparing a Planning Proposal to amend...

    8 August 2019

    On Tuesday 6 August 2019, Council’s Development & Environment Committee considered a report on the Land Owners Group Package of Information for the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area.

    The minutes are available at shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Council-meetings/Agendas-and-minutes with the resolution provided below:

    1. Acknowledge the work undertaken by the proponent group and give ‘in-principle’ support to the current package of information for the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area being used as the basis for the detailed supporting plans, including the Planning Proposal Background Report being used as the basis for preparing a Planning Proposal to amend Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014.
    2. Prepare and submit the Planning Proposal to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for Gateway determination and if necessary, receive a further report following receipt of the Gateway determination.
    3. Formally commence the preparation of a Development Control Plan Chapter and Contributions Plan for the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area as required by Part 6 of Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014.
    4. Continue to work with the Moss Vale Road North Owners Group to discuss opportunities highlighted in the report and resolve the issues identified in this report and through initial staff referrals as the Planning Proposal, Development Control Plan Chapter and Contributions Plan are advanced and prepared.
    5. Investigate biodiversity certification for the Urban Release Area with a further report to be provided to Council in due course.
    6. Investigate the preparation of an affordable housing contribution scheme under the SEPP 70 Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes) for the Urban Release Area and opportunities more generally to ensure affordable housing outcomes in the area.
    7. Investigate and report back on potential suburb naming options for the Moss Vale Road North and Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Areas.

    Council will now commence work on the draft Planning Proposal, Development Control Plan Chapter and Contributions Plan for the Moss Vale Road URA. Further updates on the progress of these plans will continue to be provided on this page.

  • Moss Vale Road North Update – Development & Environment Committee Meeting – 6 August 2019

    18 days ago
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    1 August 2019

    A report on the Land Owners Group Package of Information for the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area will be considered by Council’s Development & Environment Committee on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

    A copy of the report will be available on Council’s website on Friday 2 August 2019 at: https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Council-meetings/Agendas-and-minutes

    The Meeting is open to the public and will commence at 5.00pm in the Council Chambers within the City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra.

    Any enquiries on making representations to the Meeting should be:

    1 August 2019

    A report on the Land Owners Group Package of Information for the Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area will be considered by Council’s Development & Environment Committee on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

    A copy of the report will be available on Council’s website on Friday 2 August 2019 at: https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Council-meetings/Agendas-and-minutes

    The Meeting is open to the public and will commence at 5.00pm in the Council Chambers within the City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra.

    Any enquiries on making representations to the Meeting should be:

  • Preliminary Notification – Moss Vale Road North Urban Release Area – Land Owners Group Package of Information

    2 months ago

    11 June 2019

    Council has recently received a package of planning information relating to the Moss Vale Road North (MVRN) Urban Release Area (URA) from the Moss Vale Road North Owners Group.

    The draft package of information has been prepared following Council’s decision in August 2017 to commence the detailed planning work for the MVRN URA. The submitted package includes detailed technical investigations related to the development of the area, a draft Development Control Plan (DCP) and justification for a proposed Planning Proposal (PP) to adjust zone boundaries within the URA.

    The submitted package of information is available to review,...

    11 June 2019

    Council has recently received a package of planning information relating to the Moss Vale Road North (MVRN) Urban Release Area (URA) from the Moss Vale Road North Owners Group.

    The draft package of information has been prepared following Council’s decision in August 2017 to commence the detailed planning work for the MVRN URA. The submitted package includes detailed technical investigations related to the development of the area, a draft Development Control Plan (DCP) and justification for a proposed Planning Proposal (PP) to adjust zone boundaries within the URA.

    The submitted package of information is available to review, should you wish, on Council's website.

    Please be advised that Council has not yet endorsed the package of information or resolved to take it forward. A report on the package of information is expected to be considered at Council’s August Development & Environment Committee Meeting on Tuesday 6 August 2019. This will be the first formal opportunity for Council to consider the package of information and resolve whether or not to proceed with preparing the PP, DCP and Contributions Plan (CP) which are required to ‘release’ the land for development and enable development applications for residential subdivision to be considered.

    A formal opportunity to provide comments and feedback will be provided during the public exhibition of the PP, DCP and CP – expected in late 2019. Stay subscribed for future updates.

  • Preliminary Community Engagement – Planning Proposal to amend Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 – Taylors Lane, Cambewarra

    3 months ago

    31 May 2019

    Council has received a Planning Proposal (PP) to extend the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area (MVRS URA) boundary and rezone land within Lot 1 DP 949932, at Taylors Lane, Cambewarra.

    The document has entered into the ‘Preliminary Community Engagement’ phase, as per Council’s Planning Proposal (Rezoning) Guidelines.

    Public submissions are invited between Monday 3 June 2019 and Monday 1 July 2019. All submissions must be received in writing and should be addressed to: the General Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 or emailed to council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

    To view the submitted...

    31 May 2019

    Council has received a Planning Proposal (PP) to extend the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area (MVRS URA) boundary and rezone land within Lot 1 DP 949932, at Taylors Lane, Cambewarra.

    The document has entered into the ‘Preliminary Community Engagement’ phase, as per Council’s Planning Proposal (Rezoning) Guidelines.

    Public submissions are invited between Monday 3 June 2019 and Monday 1 July 2019. All submissions must be received in writing and should be addressed to: the General Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 or emailed to council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

    To view the submitted PP document, visit Council’s City Administration Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra or visit shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Planning-amp-Building/Strategic-planning/Planning-Proposals

    It is noted that the submitted document includes discussion relating to a proposed subdivision layout/development concept. The proposed subdivision layout/development concept should not be considered as part of the PP.

    Only a preliminary review of the PP document has been undertaken. All submissions received will form part of the detailed review of the PP document. Please be advised that Council has not made a decision whether or not to support this PP at this stage.

  • Project Update

    8 months ago
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    11 December 2018

    Amendment No. 20 to Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 was notified on the NSW Legislation website on Friday 30 November 2018.

    The LEP amendment introduces an exception to the minimum lot size of 500m2 that will allow for lots as small as 300m2 in certain high amenity locations in the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area (URA). The provisions in the LEP include a new Clause 4.1H and a Development Area (DEA) Map that identifies the public open space areas and tree-lined boulevards within the clause area. The LEP amendment is consistent with the Indicative...

    11 December 2018

    Amendment No. 20 to Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 was notified on the NSW Legislation website on Friday 30 November 2018.

    The LEP amendment introduces an exception to the minimum lot size of 500m2 that will allow for lots as small as 300m2 in certain high amenity locations in the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area (URA). The provisions in the LEP include a new Clause 4.1H and a Development Area (DEA) Map that identifies the public open space areas and tree-lined boulevards within the clause area. The LEP amendment is consistent with the Indicative Layout Plan and controls in Chapter NB3: Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area Shoalhaven DCP 2014.

    This amendment completes Council’s planning for the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area (URA) and the focus is now on delivering critical infrastructure in the URA to support future residential development.

    Low Cost Loan Initiative

    In other news, Council along with Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP announced in mid-November funding for the Moss Vale Road URA to kick-start essential infrastructure.

    Council has committed to funding the upfront costs for the acquisition of land for the purpose of Public Open Space in the URA by using loan funds of $6.37 million with a 50% discounted interest rate through the Low Cost Loan Initiative (LCLI). Read more...

  • Low Cost Loan Initiative to provide boost for Council and Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area

    8 months ago

    13 November 2018

    MEDIA RELEASE

    Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP today announced funding for the Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area to kick-start essential infrastructure for one of the Shoalhaven’s newest communities.

    Shoalhaven City Council has committed to funding the upfront costs for the acquisition of land for the purpose of Public Open Space in the URA by using loan funds of $6.37 million with a 50% discounted interest rate through the Low Cost Loan Initiative (LCLI).

    Mayor Amanda Findley said the NSW...

    13 November 2018

    MEDIA RELEASE

    Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley and Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP today announced funding for the Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area to kick-start essential infrastructure for one of the Shoalhaven’s newest communities.

    Shoalhaven City Council has committed to funding the upfront costs for the acquisition of land for the purpose of Public Open Space in the URA by using loan funds of $6.37 million with a 50% discounted interest rate through the Low Cost Loan Initiative (LCLI).

    Mayor Amanda Findley said the NSW Government funding would be used to provide vital infrastructure for a great new community that would boost housing affordability in the Shoalhaven.

    “The Moss Vale Road URAs are vital for planning for the growth of our region and play an important role in easing the increasing demand in the housing marketing, changing household trends and a growing ageing population,” Clr Findley said.

    “This area was recognised in Council’s Nowra-Bomaderry Structure Plan 2006 which identified 9 new living areas, that will be released in six stages over a 25-year period.

    “With NSW Funding like this Council can provide 9.4 hectares of open space allowing the community to have parklands and green spaces established at the same time or before development starts. The Indicative Layout Plan includes tree-lined boulevards and active transport to encourage healthy living.”

    “The early delivery of infrastructure has the potential to accelerate the release of land by reducing costs to developers and potentially future buyers and allows the establishment of quality open space areas in conjunction with the release of land, not after release, which is generally the case. This allows Council to set the outcome for development early.”

    “I commend Gareth Ward, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Treasury Corporate and the Office of Local Government for initiatives like the Low-Cost Loans Initiative,” the Mayor concluded.

    Parliamentary Secretary for the South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP said: “I am very pleased to have secured this result for the Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area under the NSW Government’s Low Cost Loan Initiative – this $576,659 funding will provide a real boost for this vital planning for future growth,” he said.

    “I would like to thank Mayor Amanda Findley for working with me to secure this positive outcome for our community.

    “I have previously made direct representations to Shoalhaven City Council requesting early acquisition of land on the basis that the private land is substantially affected by future acquisition for open space,” Mr Ward said.

    Key Facts about Moss Vale Road Urban Release Area:

    Estimated up to 840 lots of various sizes.

    • Early delivery of infrastructure has the potential to accelerate the release of land by reducing costs to developers and potentially future buyers and allows the establishment of quality open space areas in conjunction with the release of land, not after which is generally often the case. Allows Council to set the outcome for development early.
    • The area is identified in Council’s Development Control Plan (DCP) and Contributions Plan (CP) for the URA. The cost of the infrastructure will be recouped through development contributions levied on development in the URA.
    • Council listened to concerns raised by the community and received from the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward requesting early acquisition of land on the basis that the private land is substantially affected by future acquisition for open space.
  • Commencement of Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area Development Control Plan and Contributions Plan

    11 months ago
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    The Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area Development Control Plan (DCP) and Contributions Plan (CP) commenced on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

    The new DCP Chapter is available on Council’s DCP website at http://dcp2014.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/content/moss-vale-road-south-urban-release-area

    The CP amendment is available at http://s94.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au


    The Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area Development Control Plan (DCP) and Contributions Plan (CP) commenced on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

    The new DCP Chapter is available on Council’s DCP website at http://dcp2014.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/content/moss-vale-road-south-urban-release-area

    The CP amendment is available at http://s94.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au


  • Adoption of Moss Vale Road South Planning Package

    11 months ago
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    On Tuesday 28 August 2018, Council adopted the final Planning Package for Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area. The adopted Planning Package includes:
    • Amendment No. 19 to Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 – Chapter NB3: Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area
    • Amendment No. 9 to Shoalhaven Contributions Plan 2010
    • Planning Proposal (PP024) – exception to the minimum lot size within the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area

    A copy of the Council resolution is available via Council's website.

    A copy of the report considered by the Committee is also available on...

    On Tuesday 28 August 2018, Council adopted the final Planning Package for Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area. The adopted Planning Package includes:
    • Amendment No. 19 to Shoalhaven Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 – Chapter NB3: Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area
    • Amendment No. 9 to Shoalhaven Contributions Plan 2010
    • Planning Proposal (PP024) – exception to the minimum lot size within the Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area

    A copy of the Council resolution is available via Council's website.

    A copy of the report considered by the Committee is also available on Council's website.

    The adopted Planning Proposal will now be forwarded to NSW Parliamentary Counsel to request that a draft Amendment to Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (SLEP) 2014 be prepared.

    Amendment No. 19 to Shoalhaven DCP 2014 – Chapter NB3: Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area and Amendment No. 9 to Shoalhaven Contributions Plan 2010 will be notified for commencement in late September/early October 2018.

    A further update will be provided once the plans are notified for commencement and when they are available online.

  • Moss Vale Road South on Track for the Next Phase

    11 months ago
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    Shoalhaven City Council adopted detailed planning controls for Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area at the last Ordinary Meeting on 28 August 2018.

    This is a significant milestone for the next growth phase in Nowra-Bomaderry’s development as a key regional centre on the South Coast.

    The Urban Release Area is one of six new living areas originally identified in the Nowra-Bomaderry Structure Plan and was zoned for new residential development when the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 commenced. The Local Environmental Plan requires that more detailed planning controls and infrastructure requirements are put in place prior to the land...

    Shoalhaven City Council adopted detailed planning controls for Moss Vale Road South Urban Release Area at the last Ordinary Meeting on 28 August 2018.

    This is a significant milestone for the next growth phase in Nowra-Bomaderry’s development as a key regional centre on the South Coast.

    The Urban Release Area is one of six new living areas originally identified in the Nowra-Bomaderry Structure Plan and was zoned for new residential development when the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan 2014 commenced. The Local Environmental Plan requires that more detailed planning controls and infrastructure requirements are put in place prior to the land being released for actual development.

    Planning for growth in new areas such as Moss Vale Road South is important due to the increasing demand in the housing market, changing household trends and an ageing population. This new area will provide greater housing supply and choice in the market.

    Through the detailed planning of each growth area, Council will encourage a range of lot sizes, housing types and densities to ensure that these new living developments meet the changing housing needs of the community.

    The new planning controls will commence shortly and enable the land to be released and subdivided, for up to an estimated 840 lots of various sizes in this area. The land will be released in six stages.

    The planning controls set out information on the desired future character for the new living area, taking advantage of their unique landscapes and views as well as providing access to 9.8 hectares of open space, tree-lined boulevards and enhanced transport networks, including active transport.



  • Public exhibition for Moss Vale Road South URA closes Friday!

    by Jessica Volkanovski, over 1 year ago
    Submission

    The public exhibition period for the draft planning package for Moss Vale Road South URA closes at 5pm on Friday 2 March 2018.

    All submissions must be received in writing and should be addressed to the General Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 or emailed to council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

    To view the package of draft plans, visit Council’s City Administration Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra or https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Public-exhibition/Documents-on-exhibition


    The public exhibition period for the draft planning package for Moss Vale Road South URA closes at 5pm on Friday 2 March 2018.

    All submissions must be received in writing and should be addressed to the General Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, PO Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 or emailed to council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

    To view the package of draft plans, visit Council’s City Administration Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra or https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Public-exhibition/Documents-on-exhibition