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Implementation Plan

The Riverina Murray Regional Plan 2036 is the NSW Government’s strategy for guiding land use planning decisions for the Riverina Murray Region for the next 20 years.

The Riverina Murray region consists of 20 local government areas: Albury, Berrigan, Bland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Griffith, Hay, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Snowy Valleys, Temora and Wagga Wagga.

The Regional Plan sets out four goals for the Riverina Murray Region:

  • A growing and diverse economy;
  • A healthy environment with pristine waterways;
  • Efficient transport and infrastructure networks; and
  • Strong, connected 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 Riverina Murray 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 116 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;
  • 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; and 
  • 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 partnership between Councils 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 Riverina Murray 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 Riverina Murray Delivery Coordination and Monitoring Committee and will require a collaborative effort involving multiple agencies, councils and stakeholders. 

 

  1. Develop a Regional Agricultural Development Strategy to identify and map important agricultural land, identify emerging opportunities, and give guidance and direction for local planning of agricultural development, complementing the existing Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Land mapping. 
  2. Encourage agribusiness diversification by reviewing local plans and removing restrictive land use zonings and outdated land use definitions.
  3. Provide opportunities to support agriculture in the planning system by providing better guidance on protecting agricultural land and managing the interface with other land uses. 
  4. Promote investment in advanced and value-added manufacturing by removing restrictive land use zonings and outdated land use definitions. 
  5. Establish health precincts around hospitals in the regional cities of Albury, Wagga Wagga and Griffith. 
  6. Align local land use and tourism strategies with the Destination Management Plan for the Riverina Murray Destination Network.
  7. Prepare and implement a waterfront management strategy for the Murray River.
  8. Identify the regional freight network (including key national, state, regional and local roads and the rail network).
  9. Release guidelines to help councils plan and manage seasonal and itinerant worker accommodation.
  10. Release regional urban design guidelines, to create healthy built environments and guide local decision-making.

Effective governance arrangements are critical to successful delivery.

Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee

The Riverina Murray 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 implementing 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 Riverina Murray Regional Leadership Group (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, Skills and Regional Development
  • Transport for NSW

 

Supporting Groups

The 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 newly established Committee complements current activity.

 

The Riverina Murray Regional Leadership Group, 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 Group. This is particularly important where the NSW Government ‘Fit for the Future’ reforms are changing the way Government works together 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 Murray-Murrumbidgee Regional Transport Plan, Newell Highway Corridor Strategy and Tumut to Hume Highway Corridor Strategy.

 

The Riverina Murray 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.

 

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 Riverina Murray 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 Riverina Murray Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee as well as the Annual Monitoring Reports.

 

Implementation Plan Update

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.

 

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Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

1.1 Develop a Regional Agricultural Development Strategy that:

  • maps important agricultural land;
  • identifies emerging opportunities for agriculture; and
  • sets direction for local planning of agricultural development.
DPE DISRD  Immediate initiative
1.2 Protect important agricultural land identified in the Regional Agricultural Development Strategy from land use conflict and fragmentation, and manage the interface between important agricultural lands and other land uses. Council DPE, DISRD Ongoing strategy
1.3 Minimise biosecurity risks by undertaking risk assessments, taking into account biosecurity plans and applying appropriate buffer areas. Council DISRD Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies


Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:

Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;

DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:

Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray

Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education. 

 

Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

2.1 Encourage agribusiness diversification by reviewing local plans and removing restrictive land use zonings and outdated land use definitions.

DPE DISRD, Council  Immediate initiative
2.2 Provide opportunities to support agriculture in the planning system by providing better guidance on protecting agriculture land and managing the interface with other land uses.
DPE DISRD, Council Immediate initiative
2.3 Facilitate investment in the agricultural supply chain by protecting assets, including freight and logistics facilities, from land use conflict arising from the encroachment of incompatible land uses.
Council DISRD, DPE Ongoing strategy

 

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

3. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

3.1 Promote investment in advanced and value-added manufacturing by removing restrictive land use zonings and outdated land use definitions in local plans. 

DPE Council  Immediate initiative
3.2 Protect advanced and value-added manufacturing industries and associated infrastructure from land use conflict arising from the encroachment of inappropriate and incompatible land uses. 
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

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

4. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

4.1 Encourage the sustainable development of industrial land to maximise the use of infrastructure and connectivity to the existing freight network.

Council TfNSW, DPE Ongoing strategy
4.2 Promote specialised employment clusters and co-location of related employment generators in local plans.
Council DPE, DISRD Ongoing strategy
4.3 Protect industrial land, including in the regional cities (Bomen, Nexus and Tharbogang) from potential land use conflicts arising from inappropriate and incompatible surrounding land uses.
Council DPE Ongoing strategy
4.4 Encourage the consolidation of isolated, unused or underused pockets of industrial zoned land to create new development opportunities over the long-term.
Council
DPE Medium Term strategy
4.5 Monitor the supply and demand of employment and industrial land in regional cities to inform the planning and coordination of utility infrastructure to support new development.
DPE Council Immediate initiative
4.6 Accommodate future commercial and retail activity in existing commercial centres, unless there is a demonstrated need and positive social and economic benefits for the community.
Council DPE Ongoing strategy

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

  • respond to retail supply and demand needs;
  • respond to innovations in the retail sector;
  • maximise the use of existing infrastructure (including public transport and community facilities) commensurate with the scale of the proposal; and
  • enhance the value of the public realm.
Council
DPE, TfNSW Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

5. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

5.1 Establish health precincts around hospitals in the regional cities of Albury, Wagga Wagga and Griffith.

Council DPE, Health Immediate initiative
5.2 Promote development of mixed-use facilities and precincts for research and accommodation, to meet the needs of the health and aged care service sectors.
Council DPE, Health Ongoing strategy
5.3 Facilitate multipurpose, flexible and adaptable health and education infrastructure that responds to community needs.
Council DPE, Health Medium Term strategy
5.4 Protect health facilities from the encroachment of inappropriate and incompatible land uses.
Council DPE, Health Ongoing strategy
5.5 Improve transport connections in cross-border communities to enhance access to health facilities.
TfNSW Council, Health, DPE 
Medium Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

6. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

6.1 Work with stakeholders to identify opportunities to address skill shortages in the region through the development of tailored regional training programs with the region’s education providers.

DISRD Council, Education  Medium Term initiative
6.2 Promote development of education precincts around universities and education facilities to facilitate specialisation in rural studies and cater for increasing interest from international students.
Council DPE, Education Ongoing strategy
6.3 Facilitate joint venture opportunities for the development of shared community/school facilities on school sites, including sporting fields, amenities, parking, community halls, child care, arts and library facilities.
Education DPE, Council Medium Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

7. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

7.1 Align local land use strategies and tourism strategies with the Destination Management Plan for the Riverina Murray Destination Network.

Council Destination NSW Immediate initiative
7.2 Enable opportunities for tourism development and associated land uses in local plans.
Council Destination NSW, DPE Medium Term strategy
7.3 Target experiential tourism opportunities and tourism management frameworks to promote a variety of accommodation options. Council DPE, Destination NSW Ongoing strategy
7.4 Continue to implement actions and invest in boating infrastructure priorities identified in the Murray–Riverina Regional Boating Plan to improve boating safety, boat storage and waterway access. TfNSW   Short Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

8. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

8.1 Work with the Local Aboriginal Land Councils to conduct a strategic assessment of their landholdings to identify priority sites with economic development potential for further investigation.

DPE LALC, AANSW, Council  Short Term initiative
8.2 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 Medium Term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

9. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

9.1 Facilitate long-term requirements for plantation forest land and opportunities for industry hubs and transport network improvements.

DPE Council, DISRD  Medium Term initiative
9.2 Encourage forestry processing operations in appropriate locations that are protected from the encroachment of other sensitive land uses.
Council DPE, DISRD Ongoing strategy
9.3 Protect native and plantation forests and processing industries predominantly in the Snowy Valleys and Greater Hume area from the encroachment of inappropriate and incompatible land uses. Council DPE, Forestry Corporation of NSW Ongoing strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

10. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

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

DISRD Council, DPE, OEH Medium Term initiative
10.2 Finalise water resource plans for rivers and groundwater systems as part of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan and implement water sharing plans.
DISRD
Council, DPE

Medium

Term initiative

10.3 Plan for high–water use industries in locations where water access and security is available.
Council DISRD, DPE Ongoing strategy
10.4 Protect land in the Murray, Murrumbidgee, Coleambally and Lowbidgee irrigation areas from the encroachment of inappropriate and incompatible land uses that limit the economic potential of these areas.
Council
DISRD, DPE Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

11. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

11.1 Encourage renewable energy projects by identifying locations with renewable energy potential and ready access to connect with the electricity network.

Council OEH, DPE, DISRD Medium Term initiative
11.2 Promote best practice community engagement and maximise community benefits from all utility-scale renewable energy projects. DPE
Council, OEH, DISRD Ongoing strategy
11.3 Promote appropriate smaller-scale renewable energy projects using bioenergy, solar, wind, small-scale hydro, geothermal or other innovative storage technologies.
Council DISRD, OEH Medium Term strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

12. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

12.1 Consult with the NSW Department of Industry (Division of Resources and Energy) when assessing applications for land use changes (strategic land use planning, rezoning and planning proposals) and new development or expansions.

Council DISRD, DPE Ongoing strategy
12.2 Protect areas of mineral and energy resources potential in the region through local land use strategies and local plans. Council DISRD, DPE Ongoing strategy
12.3 Protect infrastructure that facilitates mining industries from development that could affect current or future extraction.
Council, TfNSW DISRD, DPE Ongoing strategy
12.4 Support communities that are transitioning out of mining operations to manage changes in population and demand for service delivery, and explore new economic opportunities. DPC (mining taskforce) DISRD, DPE, Council Long Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

 13. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

13.1 Locate, design, construct and manage new developments to minimise impacts on water catchments, including downstream and groundwater sources.

Council DISRD  Ongoing strategy
13.2 Minimise the impacts of development on fish habitat, aquaculture and waterways (including watercourses, wetlands and riparian lands) and meet the Water Quality and River Flow Objectives. Council DISRD Ongoing strategy
13.3 Adopt an integrated approach to water cycle management across the region, taking into account climate change, water security, sustainable demand and growth, and the natural environment.
Council DISRD Ongoing strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

 14. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

14.1 Prepare and implement a waterfront management strategy for the Murray River.

DPE Council, DISRD, OEH, CBC, MDBA  Immediate initiative
14.2 Retain riverfront setback provisions in local plans and limit ribbon development along the Murray River.
Council DPE, DISRD, OEH Ongoing strategy
14.3 Consider and assess the potential impacts of new development on biodiversity along river corridors, including the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, and manage offsets. Council DPE, DISRD, OEH Ongoing strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

15. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

15.1 Protect high environmental value assets through local plans.

Council DPE, OEH  Ongoing strategy
15.2 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
15.3 Improve the quality of, and access to, information relating to high environmental values.
OEH DPE, Council Short Term initiative
15.4 Protect Travelling Stock Reserves in local land use strategies. DISRD DPE, Council Medium Term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

16. Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

16.1 Locate developments, including new urban release areas, away from areas of known high biodiversity value, high bushfire and flooding hazards, contaminated land, and designated waterways, to reduce the community’s exposure to natural hazards.

Council DPE, OEH, RFS, EPA Ongoing strategy
16.2 Incorporate the findings of the Riverina Murray Enabling Regional Adaptation Project to inform future land use and planning decisions. OEH Council, DPE Ongoing strategy
16.3 Adopt a whole-of-government approach to information exchange on climate change adaptation and preparedness. OEH
Council, DPE Ongoing strategy
16.4 Respond to climate-related risks by applying and communicating fine-scale climate information to support decision-making. OEH
Council Ongoing strategy
16.5 Implement the requirements of the NSW Floodplain Development Manual by updating flood studies and floodplain risk management plans. Council OEH, DPE Ongoing strategy
16.6 Incorporate the best available hazard information in local plans, consistent with, current flood studies, flood planning levels, modelling and floodplain risk management plans.
Council DPE, OEH Ongoing strategy
16.7 Update and share current information on environmental assets and natural hazards with councils to inform planning decisions. OEH
DPE, RFS, Council Ongoing strategy
16.8 Manage the risks of disturbance in areas affected by naturally occurring asbestos.
Council OLG, EPA Short Term strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.
2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies


Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:

Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;

DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:

Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray

Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education. 

 

17. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

17.1 Strategically locate freight and logistics hubs to support further industry development.

Council
DPE, TfNSW  Ongoing strategy
17.2 Support the ongoing performance of existing freight and logistics facilities, particularly those in the regional cities of Albury, Wagga Wagga and Griffith. Council DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
17.3 Protect freight and logistics facilities from the encroachment of inappropriate land uses. Council DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy
17.4 Target opportunities for new freight and logistics facilities in areas that maximise the use of available industrial land, access to transport and specific labour market requirements. Council
DPE, TfNSW
Ongoing strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

19. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

19.1 Protect airports from the encroachment of incompatible development, including airports in Wagga Wagga, Albury, Griffith and Narrandera.

Council DPE, TfNSW  Ongoing strategy 
19.2 Support the continued allocation of 20 per cent of flight slots at Sydney Airport to regional NSW services and seek a greater allocation in peak periods. DISRD DPC, TfNSW Short Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

20. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

20.1 Work with the Australian Government to finalise planning, engineering design and assessment of the Melbourne–Brisbane Inland Rail Corridor.

TfNSW DPE, Council Short Term initiative
20.2 Work with the Australian Government to plan for future high-speed rail corridors in the region.
TfNSW DPE, Council Long Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

21. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

21.1 Monitor development and ensure that infrastructure is responsive to investment opportunities.

Council DPE, Infrastructure, Providers  Short Term strategy
21.2 Investigate opportunities for new funding models for utility infrastructure. DISRD Council, DPE, Infrastructure Providers Medium Term initiative
21.3 Protect the function of the defence communication facilities in Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Federation and Narrandera. Council DPE, Department of Defence Short Term initiative
21.4 Provide sufficient space for cemeteries and crematoria by identifying appropriate sites in local land use strategies.
DISRD Council, DPE Medium Term strategy

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

22. Action Initiative or strategy  Governance

  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

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

Strategy
DPE Council, TfNSW, Infrastructure Providers Ongoing strategy
22.2 Consider the role, function and relationship between regional cities and centres in local land use strategies.
Strategy Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
22.3 Protect strategic defence establishments in Albury and Wagga Wagga and encourage compatible adjoining land uses. Strategy
Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
22.4 Improve transport in regional cities and their connections with regional communities. Initiative
TfNSW
Council Short Term initiative
22.5 Work with local councils, local transport operators and community transport providers to identify opportunities and plan for a range of flexible transport options/models to meet specific local needs. Initiative
TfNSW
Council
Short Term initiative
22.6 Improve access to regional cities and connections out of the region.
Initiative
TfNSW
Council
Short Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

23. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

23.1 Update the Strengthening Rural Communities: Resource Kit.

DPC Council  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 Conduct a pilot State agency and local government area roundtable meeting with councils in the REROC area. Council DPC, DPE Short Term initiative
23.4 Build drought resilience in rural communities by providing targeted support to primary producers and communities to improve preparedness and improve decision-making.
DISRD Council Medium Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

24. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

24.1 Work with the Victorian Government and cross-border councils to examine:

  • barriers to and enablers of economic, housing and jobs growth;
  • service delivery models; and
  • infrastructure delivery, including transport infrastructure.
CBC DPE, TfNSW, Council  Medium Term initiative
24.2 Work with the Victorian Government and adjoining Victorian councils to develop a cross-border land and housing monitor. DPE Council Medium Term initiative
24.3 Examine opportunities to better standardise development provisions in NSW and Victoria, particularly for seniors and affordable housing developments. DPE Council Medium Term initiative
24.4 Make travel across the NSW–Victorian border easier and more convenient for cross-border communities.
TfNSW DPE, Council Medium Term initiative

1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

25. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

25.1 Prepare local housing strategies that provide housing choice and affordable housing.

Council
DPE, FACS Medium Term strategy
25.2 Facilitate increased housing choice, including townhouses, villas and apartments in regional cities and locations close to existing services and jobs. Council DPE
Ongoing strategy
25.3 Align infrastructure planning with land release areas to provide adequate infrastructure. Council DPE, TfNSW
Short Term strategy
25.4 Locate higher-density development close to town centres to capitalise on existing infrastructure and to provide increased housing choice.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

26. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

26.1 Remove planning barriers to provide a range of low-care and independent seniors’ accommodation options across the region.

DPE Council  Short Term initiative
26.2 Promote opportunities for seniors and disability housing by reviewing the State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability) 2004 to identify opportunities to make it more applicable for private developers in regional areas.
DPE Council
Short Term initiative
26.3 Promote opportunities for retirement villages, nursing homes and similar housing needs of seniors in local land use strategies. Council DPE Ongoing strategy
26.4 Locate new housing for seniors in close proximity to existing services and facilities, and on land free from hazards. Council
DPE, RFS, OEH Ongoing strategy

26.5 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

26.6 Release guidelines to help councils plan and manage seasonal and itinerant worker accommodation. DPE Council
Immediate initiative
26.7 Promote incentives to encourage greater housing affordability, including a greater mix of housing in new release areas.
Council
DPE, FACS Short Term strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

27. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

27.1 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

27.2 Locate new rural residential areas:

  • in close proximity to existing urban settlements to maximise the efficient use of existing infrastructure and services, including roads, water, sewerage and waste services and social and community infrastructure;
  • to avoid or minimise the potential for land use conflicts with productive, zoned agricultural land and natural resources; and
  • to avoid areas of high environmental, cultural and heritage significance, important agricultural land or areas affected by natural hazards.
Council DPE Ongoing strategy
27.3 Manage land use conflict that can result from cumulative impacts of successive development decisions.
Council DPE Ongoing strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

28. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

28.1 Release regional urban design guidelines to create healthy built environments and guide local decision-making.

DPE Office of the Government Architect, Council  Immediate initiative
28.2 Promote high-quality open spaces that support physical activity, including walking and cycling networks, in the design of new communities. Council DPE, TfNSW Ongoing strategy
28.3 Reflect local built form, heritage and character in new housing developments. Council DPE Ongoing strategy
28.4 Incorporate water sensitive urban design in new development.
Council
DPE Ongoing strategy

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

29. Action  Governance

Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

29.1 Undertake and implement heritage studies, including regional Aboriginal cultural heritage studies, to inform local land use strategies.

Council AANSW, DPE, LALC Short Term initiative
29.2 Consult with Aboriginal people and the broader community to identify heritage values at the strategic planning stage. Council AANSW, DPE, LALC Short Term strategy
29.3 Increase heritage protection and revitalise main streets and town centres, through community education and development incentives in local plans. Council OEH, DPE Short Term initiative
29.4 Recognise and conserve heritage assets that have community significance in local plans.
Council
OEH, DPE Ongoing strategy
29.5 Provide resources for heritage advice to inform planning processes.
OEH Council, DPE
Short Term initiative

 1 Responsibility: Indicates which organisation leads the investigation, assessment and decision-making for land use planning.

2 Partner: Indicates which organisation supports the lead and takes an active role in land use planning.
3 Timing: Immediate: 0-2 years, short term: 3-5 years, medium term: 5-10 years, long term: 10+ years, ongoing – strategies

 

Council: Includes all councils in the Riverina Murray region and the Regional Organisation of Councils; AANSW: Aboriginal Affairs NSW; DPE:
Department of Planning and Environment; TfNSW: Transport for NSW; DISRD: Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development;
DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; EPA: Environment Protection Authority; FACS:
Department of Family and Community Services; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OLG: Office of Local Government; MDBA: Murray
Darling Basin Authority; RFS: Rural Fire Services; CBC: Cross Border Commissioner; Education: Department of Education.

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