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Implementation Plan 

The Central West and Orana Regional Plan 2036 is the NSW Government’s strategy for guiding land use planning decisions for the Central West and Orana region for the next 20 years.

The Central West and Orana region consists of 19 local government areas: Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Bogan, Cabonne, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo Regional, Forbes, Gilgandra, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Warren, Warrumbungle and Weddin.

The Regional Plan sets out four goals for the Central West and Orana region:

  • The most diverse regional economy in NSW
  • A stronger, healthier environment and diverse heritage
  • Quality freight, transport and infrastructure networks
  • Dynamic, vibrant and healthy communities.
The NSW Government has established new governance arrangements to oversee the implementation of the vision, goals and actions in the Regional Plan and the release of an Annual Monitoring Report.

Purpose 

Responsibility for implementing actions and monitoring the intended outcomes in the Regional Plan is shared with our important regional stakeholders, including Councils, other State agencies, service providers and the development industry. All stakeholders need to have a good understanding of the priorities and the deliverables.

The purpose of this Implementation Plan is to:
  • ensure ongoing collaboration and agreement on the implementation of actions;
  • assign accountabilities for the implementation of actions;
  • explain the role of different groups and committees involved in implementation;
  • guide the Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee in its role of overseeing delivery of the Regional Plan; and
  • inform the Annual Monitoring Report.

Goals, directions and actions

The Regional Plan comprises four goals, 29 directions and 126 actions. The goals articulate the intended outcome; the directions identify the broad issues or policy areas that we need to focus on and the actions represent the steps we need to take or initiatives we need to introduce/implement to achieve the goals. Actions are either implemented as strategies or as initiatives.

The NSW Government has identified a lead agency and relevant partner stakeholders for each action. The lead agency is responsible for project managing the various tasks required to ensure success. Key stakeholders are those agencies, councils or organisations considered important partners for implementation. The list of partners is not exclusive and additional stakeholders may be identified as implementation progresses.

Indicative timings for actions are as follows: 

  • Immediate – 0-2 years; 
  • Short term – 3-5 years; 
  • Medium term – 5-10 years; and 
  • Long term – 10+ years. 

Some actions are also designated as ‘ongoing’ to reflect their delivery being achieved through Local Environmental Plans, local planning strategies and other land use planning that are required to be consistent with the Regional Plan.

 

Each action in the Regional Plan will be implemented through a mix of mechanisms that reflect a range of ongoing strategies and catalyst initiatives that will deliver on the vision and directions in the Plan, including:

Strategies: 

  • Local planning directions issued under Section 117 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 by the Minister for Planning that ensure council planning strategies and controls are consistent with the Regional Plan; 
  • Integrated planning and reporting under the Local Government Act 1993
  • Whole-of government policy alignment.

Progress on delivering these actions will be reviewed as part of any review or adjustment to the Regional Plan.

Catalyst initiatives: 

  • Matters that require a partnership between Council and the NSW Government; 
  • Publication of reports or data; and 
  • Regional collaboration across government, business, key stakeholders and the wider community for specific projects and processes. 

Priorities for the Central West and Orana are growing and diversifying the economy, protecting environmental assets, providing efficient transport and infrastructure networks, and developing strong, resilient and connected communities. Actions to support these outcomes represent the immediate areas of focus.

 

10 priority actions have been identified for implementation in 2017–2019. These actions respond to strong representations made in feedback to the draft Regional Plan or are areas where initial investigations or planning are required. These priorities will be overseen by the Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee and will require a collaborative effort involving multiple agencies, councils and stakeholders. 

 

  1. Release a Regional Agricultural Development Strategy that:
    • maps important agricultural land;
    • identifies emerging opportunities for agriculture; and
    • sets direction for local planning of agricultural development
  2. Encourage agribusiness diversification and value-adding opportunities by reviewing local plans to ensure zonings and land use definitions reflect industry requirements. 
  3. Develop a food and fibre strategy for the Central West, reflecting the opportunities identified in Regional Development Australia Central West’s Value Adding to Agriculture in Central West NSW study.
  4. Align local land use and tourism strategies with a Destination Management Plan for the Country and Outback NSW Destination Network.
  5. Conduct a pilot study with Central NSW Councils (CENTROC) to investigate practical on-ground mechanisms that will help to avoid land use conflict between intensive agricultural uses and other sensitive uses.
  6. Establish health precincts around hospitals in regional cities and strategic centres. 
  7. Work with the Central NSW Councils (CENTROC) to scope barriers to the adaptive reuse of heritage items.
  8. Build on existing work to identify the regional freight network (including key national, state, regional and local roads and the rail network). 
  9. Produce guidelines to help councils plan and manage seasonal and itinerant worker accommodation.
  10. Develop regional urban design guidelines for planning, designing and developing healthy built environments.

Effective governance arrangements are critical to successful delivery. 

Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee 

The Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee has been established to oversee and coordinate the implementation of the Regional Plan and brings together the agencies and organisations responsible for delivering the majority of the proposed outcomes under the Regional Plan. The focus of the Committee is implementation of the Regional Plan. 

Representation on this Committee is about engaging relevant and operations-focused people from agencies and organisations responsible for delivering the majority of proposed outcomes under the Regional Plan. 

The role of the Committee is to: 

  • oversee and coordinate the implementation of the Regional Plan; 
  • provide accountability for delivery of the Regional Plan; 
  • be kept informed of general progress and participate in delivery of priority actions; 
  • monitor and track the progress of implementation the Regional Plan; 
  • where impediments are identified, collaborate for resolution; 
  • provide a forum to discuss and resolve implementation issues or action delivery in a changing regional policy environment; 
  • provide high-level progress updates to the Central West and Orana Regional Leadership Executive (via the Department of Premier and Cabinet); 
  • inform the preparation of the Annual Monitoring Report; and 
  • inform and participate in a five-year review of the Regional Plan. 

 

Committee membership includes: 

  • Department of Planning and Environment 
  • Joint Organisations of Councils 
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet 
  • Department of Industry 
  • Transport for NSW 

 

Supporting Groups 

The Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee can be supported by outcome-specific groups that bring together appropriate personnel (government, industry or community) to provide advice on particular issues or projects.

Existing governance framework 

It is important to recognise the existing broader governance framework in operation within the region to ensure the Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee complements current activity. 

The Central West and Orana Regional Leadership Executive (RLE), which is a Department of Premier and Cabinet led initiative, is a body that supports close working relationships between NSW Government agencies and the Joint Organisation of Councils. The network encourages strategic collaboration, consultation, solution brokerage and engagement on regional priorities across government. 

The Committee benefits from having access to the same agency and local government organisations that comprise the Regional Leadership Executive. This is particularly important where the NSW Government ‘Fit for the Future’ reforms are changing the way Government works with councils on local priorities. 

Links to other strategies 

The NSW Government has in place, or is developing, a number of other strategies that will influence the implementation of the Regional Plan, including the Central West Regional Transport Plan, Newell Highway Corridor Strategy and Golden Highway Corridor Strategy. 

The Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee will have a role in ensuring that there is appropriate coordination across the implementation of these strategies. This applies particularly to those strategies that address housing, growth and infrastructure. It is anticipated that these strategies will complement the focus on growth in the Regional Plan. 

It is also important there is strong links with Community Strategic Plans proposed by Councils and that set out key strategic priorities identified by local communities over 10 years. 

 

Regional Governance Framework

Review mechanisms 

Annual Monitoring Report

An Annual Monitoring Report will be prepared to monitor progress on implementation of the Regional Plan. This will report progress on goals, directions and actions, with a particular focus on the priorities that have been agreed with the Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee. It will also list achievements and important regional highlights from the year.

 

Implementation priorities will be revised and a new program for work will be identified for each subsequent year. 

Regional Plan Review 

The Regional Plan will be subject to a five-yearly review, or as necessary, to update and revise the strategies provided through the goals, directions and actions. A five-yearly review will revisit regional performance, challenges and opportunities and incorporate the most up-to-date information provided through the census process. The review of the Regional Plan will be informed by the Central West and Orana Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee as well as the Annual Monitoring Reports.

Implementation Plan 

The priorities identified in this Implementation Plan will be updated on an annual basis as part of the Annual Monitoring Report and will form the work program for each subsequent year. This will ensure that implementation of the Regional Plan remains current and responsive to regional conditions.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

1.1 Release a regional agricultural development strategy that:

  • maps important agricultural land;
  • identifies emerging opportunities for agriculture; and
  • sets the direction for local planning of agricultural development.

 

DPE DOI Immediate initiative
1.2 Protect important agricultural land from land use conflict and fragmentation, and manage the interface between important agricultural lands and other land uses. Council DPE, DOI Ongoing strategy
1.3 Implement the NSW Government’s Agriculture Industry Action Plan – Primed for growth: Investing locally, connecting globally. Council DOI, DPE Short term initiative
1.4 Undertake biosecurity risk assessments, taking into account biosecurity plans and the need for appropriate buffer areas.
Council DOI Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

2.1 Encourage agribusiness diversification and value-adding opportunities by reviewing local plans to ensure land use zonings and definitions reflect industry requirements.

DPE DOI, Council Immediate initiative
2.2 Guide local and strategic planning to protect agricultural land, and manage the interface with other land uses.
DPE DOI, Council Immediate initiative
2.3 Facilitate investment in the agricultural supply chain by protecting assets such as freight and logistics facilities from land use conflict and the encroachment of incompatible land uses.
Council DOI, DPE Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

3.1 Promote investment in advanced and value-added manufacturing in employment lands through suitable land use zonings and land use definitions in local environmental plans.

DPE Council Immediate initiative
3.2 Locate advanced and value-added manufacturing industries and associated infrastructure to minimise potential land use conflict. Council DPE Ongoing strategy
3.3 Encourage co-location of related advanced and value-added manufacturing industries to maximise efficiency and infrastructure use, decrease supply chain costs, increase economies of scale and attract further investment. Council DPE Ongoing strategy
3.4 Develop a food and fibre strategy for the Central West, reflecting the opportunities identified in Regional Development Australia Central West’s Value Adding to Agriculture in Central West NSW study. DOI Council, RDACW, DPE Immediate initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

4.1 Align local land use and tourism strategies with a Destination Management Plan for the Country and Outback NSW Destination Network.

Council DPE, DCO NSW Immediate initiative
4.2 Work with councils to improve tourism-related transport services.
TfNSW Council
Ongoing strategy
4.3 Develop the region’s capacity to grow food and wine tourism.
Council
DPE, DNSW,DCO NSW, DOI Ongoing strategy
4.4 Enable opportunities appropriate for tourism development and associated land uses in local environmental plans.
Council DPE, DCO NSW Ongoing strategy
4.5 Target experiential tourism opportunities and develop tourism management frameworks to promote a variety of accommodation options.
Council
DPE, DNSW, DCO NSW Ongoing strategy
4.6 Encourage tourism development in natural areas that support conservation outcomes.
Council
DPE, DNSW, DCO NSW, DOI Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

5.1 Establish health precincts around hospitals in regional cities and strategic centres.

Council
DPE, Health
Immediate initiative
5.2 Promote mixed-use facilities and research; and accommodation precincts for the health and aged care service sectors.
Council
DPE, Health
Ongoing strategy
5.3 Facilitate the development of multipurpose, flexible and adaptable health and education infrastructure.
Council
DPE, Health
Ongoing strategy
5.4 Minimise the encroachment of inappropriate and incompatible land uses near existing and proposed health facilities.
Council
DPE, Health
Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

6.1 Work with stakeholders and the region’s education providers to identify opportunities to address skills shortages through tailored regional training programs.

DOI Council, Education Medium Term Initiative
6.2 Promote the development of education precincts around universities and other educational facilities to allow people to specialise in rural studies and to cater for international students. Council DPE, Education Ongoing strategy
6.3 Facilitate joint-venture opportunities for shared community and school facilities on school sites, including sporting fields, amenities, parking, community halls, child care, arts and library facilities. Education Council Medium Term Initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

7.1 Work with the Local Aboriginal Land Councils on strategic assessments of their landholdings to identify priority sites with economic development potential.

DPE
LALC, AANSW, Council
Immediate initiative
7.2 Identify priority sites that can create a pipeline of potential projects that the Local Aboriginal Land Councils may wish to consider.
DPE
LALC, AANSW, Council
Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

8.1 Consult with the Division of Resources and Geosciences when assessing applications for land use changes (strategic land use planning, rezoning and planning proposals) and new development or expansions.

Council
DRG, DPE Ongoing strategy
8.2 Protect areas with potential for mineral and energy resources extraction through local land use strategies and local environmental plans. Council
DRG, DPE Ongoing strategy
8.3 Protect infrastructure that facilitates mining from development that could affect current or future extraction. Council
DRG, DPE, TfNSW Ongoing strategy
8.4 Support communities that transition out of mining to manage change in population and demand for services, and explore new economic opportunities. DPC (Mining Taskforce) DOI, DPE, Council Short term initiative
8.5 Work with councils to scope the application and implementation of a scenario planning or impact modelling tool to be applied at a regional level to help communities plan for the impacts of mining. DPC DOI, DPE, Council Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

9.1 Identify locations with renewable energy generation potential and access to the electricity network.

DPE Council, DOI Short term initiative
9.2 Facilitate small-scale renewable energy projects using bioenergy, solar, wind, small-scale hydro, geothermal or other innovative storage technologies through local environment plans.
Council DOI, OEH
Ongoing strategy
9.3 Promote best practice community engagement and maximise community benefits from all utility-scale renewable energy projects.
DPE Council, OEH, DOI
Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

10.1 Encourage the sustainable development of industrial and employment land to maximise infrastructure and connect to the existing freight network.

Council
TfNSW, DPE Ongoing strategy
10.2 Use local environmental plans to promote the development of specialised industry clusters and the colocation of related industries.
Council
DPE, DOI Ongoing strategy
10.3 Encourage the consolidation of isolated, unused or underused pockets of industrial land to create long-term development opportunities.
Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
10.4 Identify industrial and employment land opportunities and reduce land use conflicts through local land use strategies.
Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
10.5 Monitor the supply and demand of industrial land in strategic centres to inform the planning and coordination of utility infrastructure to support new development.
DPE Council, Infrastructure providers Medium term initiative
10.6 Accommodate future commercial and retail activity in existing commercial centres, unless there is a demonstrated need or social and economic benefits to locate this activity elsewhere.
Council
DPE Ongoing strategy

10.7 Require proposals for new retail development to demonstrate how they:

  • respond to retail demand;
  • respond to innovations in the retail sector;
  • maximise public transport and community infrastructure commensurate with the scale of the proposal; and
  • enhance the quality of public areas.
Council
DPE, TfNSW Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

11.1 Implement the Murray–Darling Basin Plan to ensure a balance of social, economic and environmental outcomes.

DOI 
Council, DPE, OEH
Immediate initiative
11.2 Finalise water resource plans and long-term watering plans for surface water and groundwater systems in accordance with the Murray–Darling Basin Plan.
DOI 
Council, DPE, OEH
Short term initiative
11.3 Plan for high-water use industries in locations with water access and security.
Council
DOI, DPE Ongoing strategy
11.4 Enhance the productive capacity of land in the Namoi, Macquarie and Lachlan irrigation areas by limiting encroachment of inappropriate and incompatible land uses.

Council
DOI, DPE Ongoing strategy
11.5 Provide guidance for development in areas of groundwater vulnerability. DOI 
Council, DPE Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

12.1 Conduct a pilot study with Central NSW Councils (CENTROC) to investigate practical on-ground mechanisms to help to avoid land use conflict between intensive agricultural uses and other sensitive uses.

DOI DPE, Council Immediate initiative
12.2 Identify and protect important agricultural land in local plans. Council
DOI, Council Ongoing strategy
12.3 Create local strategies to limit urban and rural housing development in agricultural and extractive resource areas, industrial areas and transport corridors. Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
12.4 Amend planning controls to deliver greater certainty of land use. Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
12.5 Provide non-statutory guidance on appropriate and sympathetic land use in areas where land use conflicts occur. DPE Council Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

13.1 Protect high environmental value assets through local environmental plans.

Council
DPE, OEH Ongoing strategy
13.2 Minimise potential impacts arising from development in areas of high environmental value, and consider offsets or other mitigation mechanisms for unavoidable impacts. Council
DPE, OEH Ongoing strategy
13.3 Improve the quality of, and access to, information relating to high environmental value. OEH DPE, Council Short term initiative
13.4 Develop a Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy to identify priority investment areas and principles for investment. OEH DPE, Council Medium term initiative
13.5 Recognise, plan and consider the production, cultural heritage, recreation and ecological conservation values of Travelling Stock Reserves in local land use strategies. DOI DPE, Council Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

14.1 Adopt an integrated approach to water cycle management across the region that considers climate change, water security, sustainable demand and growth, and the natural environment.

Council DOI Ongoing strategy
14.2 Locate, design, construct and manage new development to minimise impacts on water catchments, including downstream areas and groundwater sources. Council DOI Ongoing strategy
14.3 Minimise the impacts of development on fish habitat, aquaculture, commercialised and recreational fishing, and waterways (including watercourses, wetlands and riparian lands) and meet the Water Quality and River Flow Objectives. Council DOI Ongoing strategy
14.4 Collaborate with industry and other catchment stakeholders to clarify changes to the supply and management of water for users and the environment. DOI Council, DPE, OEH Short term initiative
14.5 Plan for the effects of a changing climate on water availability and use for the environment, settlements, communities and industry. Council DPE, DOI, OEH Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

15.1 Locate developments, including new urban release areas, away from areas of known high biodiversity value; areas with high risk of bushfire or flooding; contaminated land; and designated waterways.

Council
DPE, OEH, RFS, EPA Ongoing strategy
15.2 Incorporate the outcomes of the Enabling Regional Adaptation project to ensure future land use and planning decisions reduce regional climate change vulnerabilities. Council DPE, OEH Ongoing strategy
15.3 Adopt a whole-of-government approach to information exchange on climate change adaptation and preparedness. OEH Council, DPE Ongoing strategy
15.4 Respond to climate-related risks by applying and communicating fine-scale climate information to support decision-making. OEH Council
Ongoing strategy
15.5 Implement the requirements of the NSW Floodplain Development Manual by updating flood studies and floodplain risk management plans. Council
OEH, DPE Ongoing strategy
15.6 Incorporate the best available hazard information in local environmental plans consistent with current flood studies, flood planning levels, modelling and floodplain risk management plans. Council
DPE, OEH Ongoing strategy
15.7 Update and share current information on environmental assets and natural hazards with councils to inform planning decisions. OEH DPE, OEH, RFS, Council Ongoing strategy
15.8 Manage the risks of disturbance in areas affected by naturally occurring asbestos by increasing public awareness and providing mapping to councils. Council
OLG, EPA Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

16.1 Protect, manage and respect Aboriginal objects and places in accordance with legislative requirements.

Council
OEH, DPE, AANSW, LALC
Ongoing strategy
16.2 Undertake Aboriginal cultural heritage assessments to inform local land use strategies and to identify any appropriate heritage management mechanism. Council
OEH, AANSW, LALC, DPE
Ongoing strategy
16.3 Consult with Aboriginal people and the broader community during strategic planning to identify and protect heritage values; minimise the impact of urban growth and development; and recognise their contribution to the character and landscape of the region. Council
OEH, AANSW, LALC, DPE
Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

17.1 Increase heritage protection and revitalise main streets and town centres through community education and development incentives in local plans.

Council
OEH, DPE
Ongoing strategy
17.2 Prepare, review and update heritage studies in consultation with the wider community to recognise and conserve heritage assets and items, and include appropriate local planning controls. Council
OEH, DPE
Ongoing strategy
17.3 Work with the Central NSW Councils (CENTROC) to scope barriers to the adaptive reuse of heritage items. OEH Council, DPE
Immediate initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

18.1 Enhance the operation of freight and logistics facilities by limiting the encroachment of incompatible and sensitive land uses in local environmental plans.

Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
18.2 Strengthen and leverage inter-regional connections to support economic growth. Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
18.3 Enhance the efficiency of national transport corridors and protect them from inappropriate surrounding land uses. Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
18.4 Facilitate the ongoing performance of existing freight and logistics facilities, particularly those in regional cities and strategic centres. Council
DPE, TfNSW Ongoing strategy
18.5 Locate freight and logistics facilities to capitalise on connections to external markets, maximise the use of existing infrastructure and support future industrial development. Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
18.6 Work with stakeholders to upgrade transport network capacity as demand changes. Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
18.7 Work with the Australian Government and local councils as the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Corridor project progresses. TfNSW
DPE, Council
Immediate initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

 

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

20.1 Identify development opportunities for appropriate and complementary land uses and limit the encroachment of incompatible development around Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Mudgee and Parkes airports.

Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
20.2 Support the continued allocation of 20 percent of flight slots at Sydney Airport to regional NSW services and seek a greater allocation in peak periods. TfNSW
DPE, DOI Short term initiative
20.3 Work with local transport operators and community transport providers to investigate delivery models for flexible transport and determine what works best for different areas. TfNSW
DPE Short term initiative
20.4 Investigate opportunities and prepare strategies to improve transport links between the region’s towns and villages, and its regional cities and strategic centres.  TfNSW
DPE, Council Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

21.1 Work with Mid-Western Regional, Dubbo Regional, Parkes, Bogan and Warren councils to address water supply deficiencies and secure future town water supplies.

DOI
Council, DPE
Short term initiative
21.2 Work with stakeholders and infrastructure providers to investigate new funding models for utility infrastructure. DOI 
Council, DPE, Infrastructure providers
Medium term initiative
21.3 Monitor development and ensure that infrastructure is responsive to investment opportunities.
Council
Council, DPE, Infrastructure providers
Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

22.1 Coordinate infrastructure delivery across residential and industrial land in regional cities and strategic centres.

Council DPE, TfNSW, Infrastructure providers Short term initiative
22.2 Reinforce the role, function and relationship between regional cities and strategic centres in local housing strategies. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
22.3 Improve transport in regional cities and strategic centres, and their connections with regional communities.
TfNSW
Council
Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

23.1 Update the Strengthening Rural Communities Resource Kit.

DPC Council, DPE
Short term initiative
23.2 Work with councils to better understand the drivers of population change and implications for local communities. DPE
Council
Short term initiative
23.3 Work with Central NSW Councils (CENTROC) and other stakeholders to investigate the potential for standardisation of baseline data collection. DPE
Council, DPC Short term initiative
23.4 Build drought resilience in rural communities by supporting primary producers and communities to improve preparedness and decision-making.
DOI
Council
Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

24.1 Develop partnerships and engagement protocols with Aboriginal communities during the planning process.

Council
DPE, OEH
Short term initiative
24.2 Engage Aboriginal communities during the preparation of local housing strategies and local environmental plans. Council
DPE, OEH
Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

25.1 Prepare local housing strategies that increase housing choice, including affordable housing options.

Council
DPE, FACS Ongoing strategy
25.2 Facilitate increased housing choice in regional cities and strategic centres at locations near or accessible to services and jobs. Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
25.3 Align infrastructure planning with new land release areas to provide adequate and timely infrastructure. Council
DPE, TfNSW, Infrastructure providers
Ongoing strategy
25.4 Locate higher density development close to town centres to capitalise on existing infrastructure and increase housing choice. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
25.5 Promote incentives to encourage greater housing affordability including a greater mix of housing in new release areas. Council
DPE, FACS
Ongoing strategy
25.6 Prepare guidelines for local housing strategies that provide planning guidance for local affordable housing needs.
DPE
Council
Short term initiative
25.7 Work with councils to appropriately plan for future social and affordable housing needs.
FACS Council, DPE, Housing providers
Short term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

26.1 Promote ageing-in-place by adopting elements of Livable Housing Australia’s Livable Housing Design Guidelines in development controls for housing, where possible.

Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
26.2 Promote opportunities for retirement villages, nursing homes and similar housing needs of seniors in local housing strategies. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
26.3 Remove planning barriers to provide a range of low-care and independent seniors’ accommodation options in appropriate locations across the region. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
26.4 Review State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 to make it more applicable for private developers in regional areas. DPE
Council
Short term initiative
26.5 Locate new housing for seniors close to existing services and facilities, and on land free from hazards. Council
DPE, RFS, OEH
Ongoing strategy
26.6 Work with councils to investigate the demand for seniors housing and to identify barriers to providing low care and independent seniors accommodation options across the region. DPE Council Short term initiative
26.7 Work with Gilgandra Shire Council to produce a case study on Cooee Lodge Retirement Village to guide other councils developing aged care accommodation.
Council
DPE, DPC
Immediate initiative 

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

27.1 Produce guidelines to help councils plan for and manage seasonal and itinerant worker accommodation.

DPE
Council
Immediate initiative
27.2 Prepare planning guidelines for the short-term accommodation of mining employees to support workforce needs during mining construction, operation or shutdown.
DPE
Council
Immediate initiative 

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

28.1 Locate new rural residential areas:

  • close to existing urban settlements to maximise the efficient use of existing infrastructure and services, including roads, water, sewer and waste services, and social and community infrastructure;
  • to avoid and minimise the potential for land use conflicts with productive, zoned agricultural land and natural resources;
  • to avoid areas of high environmental, cultural or heritage significance, regionally important agricultural land or areas affected by natural hazards.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy

28.2 Enable new rural residential development only where it has been identified in a local housing strategy prepared by Council and approved by the Department of Planning and Environment.

Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
28.3 Manage land use conflict that can result from cumulative impacts of successive development decisions. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

29.1 Develop regional urban design guidelines for planning, designing and developing healthy built environments.

DPE
OGA, Council Immediate initiative 
29.2 Enhance the quality of neighbourhoods by integrating recreational walking and cycling networks. Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
29.3 Reflect local built form, heritage and character in new housing developments. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
29.4 Incorporate water sensitive urban design in new developments.
Council
DPE, OEH Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates who leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates who supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3Timing: immediate: 0–2 years, short term: 3–5 years, medium term: 5–10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies.
AANSW: NSW Aboriginal Affairs; Council: Includes all Councils in the Central West and Orana Region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; DCO NSW: Destination Country & Outback NSW; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DOI: Department of Industry; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; OGA: Office of the Government Architect, OLG: Office of Local Government; RDACW: Regional Development Australia Central West; RFS: Rural Fire Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

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