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  • Step 1 Preparing the plan

    The Draft New England North West Regional Plan is underpinned by a strong evidence base. Data and evidence was gathered and analysed about population change, the regional economy, the housing and employment markets, the location of important environmental and resource areas and natural hazards.


    Background research that has informed the draft Plan can be found under resources.

  • Step 2 Plan on exhibition 

    The Draft New England North West Regional Plan ​was on exhibition from 19 December 2016 until 20 February 2017.

    The draft plan has five goals for the region including:

    • A growing and diversified agricultural sector
    • A diversified economy through the management of mineral and energy resources, including renewable energy generation
    • Communities resilient to change, with housing choice and services that meet shifting needs and lifestyles
    • Prosperous urban centres with job opportunities
    • Protected water, environment and heritage

  • Step 3 Submission review period

    We wish to thank the New England North West community, local councils, community groups, and peak bodies for having their say on the Draft New England North West Regional Plan


    We will put the submissions on the website shortly. We will endeavour to remove any personal or sensitive information from your submissions, prior to publishing. If you have any concerns about the submissions, please contact our Northern Region (Grafton) office on (02) 6641 6600 or Northern Region (Tamworth) office on (02) 6701 9685. 

    We are now considering the submissions, including recording and analysing the issues and examining the suggested changes to the draft Plan.
    Once all submissions are considered the final Plan will be prepared and released.  
  • Step 4 Plan approved

    This stage means that we have finalised our plan and we are now working with all stakeholders to implement it.