We are working on developing a new MidCoast planning framework – a Local Environment Plan and a Development Control Plan - to provide a clear, consistent, region-wide framework for development.
Once in place, the new plans will guide the way we manage land across the MidCoast, catering for the needs of our current communities and helping to shape our future.
Major elements of developing our new Local Environment Plan and Development Control Plans are our rural and urban strategies.
our rural zones
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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Timeline item 1 - complete
Timeline item 2 - complete
Development of draft strategy
Timeline item 3 - complete
Endorsement by elected Council for exhibition
Timeline item 4 - complete
Information and consultation program
30 August 2021 – 28 January 2022
Timeline item 5 - complete
Review of feedback received
February - May 2022
Timeline item 6 - complete
Report feedback to elected Council
May - September 2022
Timeline item 7 - complete
Preparation of final draft Rural Strategy
October - November 2022
Timeline item 8 - complete
Adoption by elected Council