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We have undertaken extensive work into the rural lands that apply across the MidCoast as part of our draft Rural Strategy.

We received 431 submissions on the draft Strategy which we have used to develop the final ‘Rural Strategy – The Way Forward' document.

The Way Forward document, which was adopted by Council in December 2022, provides clear direction for key issues raised during the exhibition of the draft Rural Strategy and will be used to inform our new MidCoast Local Environmental Plan.

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View the Rural Strategy

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  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    2017 - 2021

    Research & development of the draft strategy

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    30 August 2021 – 28 January 2022

    Information and consultation program

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    February - May 2022

    Review of feedback received

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    May - September 2022

    Report feedback to elected Council

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    October - November 2022

    Preparation of final draft Rural Strategy

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    December 2022

    Adoption by elected Council

Draft MidCoast Local Environmental Plan

This project forms part of the overall MidCoast Local Environment Plan.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Gathang-speaking people and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in the MidCoast Council area. We extend our respect to elders past and present, and to all future cultural-knowledge holders.

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