Late last year, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) started exhibiting Regional Plan reviews for most parts of NSW. The reviews seek to update strategic 20-year land use plans, first implemented by the Department circa 2016.
At this stage, the following drafts are up for public comment:
- Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2041 – submissions due 18 February 2022
- New England North West Regional Plan 2041 – submissions due 18 February 2022
- Hunter Regional Plan 2041 – submissions due 4 March 2022
- Central Coast Regional Plan 2041 – submissions due 4 March 2022
More information from DPIE can be found here.
Shelter NSW previously made a submission on the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2041, which has since been finalised. We will continue to critique these Regional Plan reviews in light of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and worsening housing crisis in many regional areas.
If any of our members have suggestions for what to include in our submissions on these Regional Plan reviews, please get in touch with Kayla Clanchy (Policy Officer) via firstname.lastname@example.org.