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Implementation Plan

The South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036 is the NSW Government’s strategy for guiding land use planning decisions for the South East and Tablelands Region for the next 20 years.

The South West and Tablelands region consists of 9 local government areas: Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Snowy Monaro, Upper Lachlan, Wingecarribee and Yass Valley.

The Regional Plan sets out four goals for the South East and Tablelands Region:

  • A connected and prosperous economy;
  • A diverse environment interconnected by biodiversity corridors;
  • Healthy and connected communities; and
  • Environmentally sustainable housing choices.
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 South East and Tablelands 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, 28 directions and 109 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; 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 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 South East and Tablelands are to work collaboratively to grow and diversify the economy, leveraging opportunities for tourism and agriculture, and coordinating the delivery of infrastructure to support sustainably located communities. Actions to support these outcomes represent the immediate areas of focus.

Nine 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 South East and Tablelands Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee and will require a collaborative effort involving multiple agencies, councils and stakeholders.

  1. Develop a Visitor Economy Strategy for the Snowy Mountains.
  2. Map important agricultural land to better inform strategic and local planning processes.
  3. Develop profiles of the leading agricultural industries to guide future investment decisions.
  4. Develop a strategy to encourage marine based tourism along the South Coast and Illawarra-Shoalhaven.
  5. Prepare guidelines for local housing strategies.
  6. Coordinate the provision of services and infrastructure required to support housing delivery in the Yass Valley and Queanbeyan-Palerang local government areas, including South Jerrabomberra and Parkwood.
  7. Develop best-practice guidelines for planning, designing and developing healthy built environments.
  8. Work with the ACT Government to develop a cross-border land and housing monitor.
  9. Improve planning authorities access to regional biodiversity corridor mapping and methodology.

Effective governance arrangements are critical to successful delivery.

Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee

The South East and Tablelands 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 South East and Tablelands 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
  • Canberra Region Joint Organisation
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Industry
  • Transport for NSW

 

Supporting Groups

The South East and Tablelands 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 South East and Tablelands Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee complements current activity.

 

The South East and Tablelands Regional Leadership Executive, which is a Department of Premier and Cabinet led initiative, is a body that supports close working relationships between NSW Government agencies and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation. 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 South East Local Strategic Plan, Riverina Local Strategic Plan, Murray- Murrumbidgee Regional Transport Plan, and the Southern Regional Transport Plan.

 

The South East and Tablelands 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 prepared by Councils and that set out key strategic priorities identified by local communities over 10 years.

 

Regional Governance Framework

south east and tablelands regional governance framework 2017

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 South East and Tablelands 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 South East and Tablelands 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 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 Protect Canberra Airport’s current and future operations by maintaining restrictions on the location of nearby residential development.

Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
1.2 Enhance data sharing on freight movements between the NSW and ACT Governments to improve freight planning and management.
TfNSW
Council, ACT
Ongoing strategy
1.3 Plan for compatible and complementary economic development opportunities around the region’s airports, including in Moruya and Merimbula.
Council
DPE, DPC
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

2.1 Promote business and industry development to attract visitors and cruise vessels to Eden.

DPC Council, DPC, DSNSW, DNSW, Port Authority NSW
Ongoing strategy
2.2 Develop a strategy to encourage marine-based tourism along the South Coast and Illawarra-Shoalhaven. DPE Council, DPC, DSNSW, DNSW, 
Immediate initiative
2.3 Foster opportunities for embarkation and disembarkation facilities around wharf infrastructure to support marine-based tourism. DPC Council
Ongoing strategy
2.4 Protect port-related infrastructure at the Port of Eden from encroachment through local environmental plans. DPC Council
Ongoing strategy
2.5 Continue to implement actions and prioritise investment in boating infrastructure as identified in relevant regional boating plans to improve boating safety, boat storage and waterway access, including better launching facilities for marine-based tourism.
TfNSW Council
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

3.1 Enhance opportunities for visitation and recreation on the Snowy River by improving access and signage.

DPC Crown Lands NSW, Council, OEH, DSNSW, RMS
Ongoing strategy
3.2 Develop a Visitor Economy Strategy for the Snowy Mountains. DPC Council, OEH, DPE
Immediate initiative
3.3 Investigate opportunities for improved access to the Snowy Mountains through flexible transport options, improved connections through existing transport modes, and air travel.
TfNSW Council Short term initiative

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

4.1 Foster initiatives to promote the South East and Tablelands as a suitable place for businesses to relocate.

DPC, Council DPE Ongoing strategy
4.2 Maintain a supply of appropriately serviced employment land to create opportunities for new industrial development. Council DPE, DPC Ongoing strategy
4.3 Monitor development so that infrastructure planning responds to investment opportunities.
Council DPE, DPC Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

5.1 Promote commercial, tourism and recreational activities that support the agricultural sector.

Council
DPE, DOI Ongoing strategy
5.2 Encourage value-add agricultural opportunities through flexible planning provisions in local strategies and local environmental plans. Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
5.3 Encourage co-location of related value-added agricultural industries to maximise infrastructure, decrease supply chain costs, increase economies of scale and attract further investment. Council
DPE Ongoing strategy
5.4 Promote opportunities to better connect the agricultural industry to export markets.
DPC DPE Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

6.1 Identify opportunities for renewable energy industries.

DRG
OEH, DPE
Ongoing strategy
6.2 Develop analytical tools to map large-scale renewable energy potential.
DRG
Council Medium term initiative
6.3 Encourage the co-location of renewable energy projects to maximise infrastructure, including corridors with access to the electricity network.
Council
DPE, DRG Ongoing strategy
6.4 Promote best practice community engagement and maximise community benefits from renewable energy projects.
Council, DPE
DRG Ongoing strategy
6.5 Promote appropriate smaller-scale renewable energy projects using bioenergy, solar, wind, small-scale hydro, geothermal or other innovative storage technologies.
Council
DRG, OEH Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

7.1 Facilitate the development of a shellfish hatchery to safeguard oysters and other shellfish production.

DOI Council Short term initiative
7.2 Minimise the impacts of development on aquatic habitats in aquacultural estuaries. Council OEH, DOI Ongoing strategy
7.3 Promote opportunities to better connect the aquaculture industry to export markets.
DPC DPE Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

8.1 Map important agricultural land to better inform strategic and local planning processes.

DOI Council, DPE
Immediate initiative
8.2 Protect identified important agricultural land from land use conflict and fragmentation and manage the interface between important agricultural land and other land uses through local environmental plans. Council DOI, DPE Ongoing strategy
8.3 Develop profiles of the leading agricultural industries to guide future investment decisions. DOI Council, DPE
Immediate initiative
8.4 Minimise biosecurity risks by undertaking risk assessments that take into account biosecurity plans, and applying appropriate buffer areas.
Council DOI Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

9.1 Enhance the broader tourism offering by collaborating with Visit Canberra and the ACT Government.

Council
ACT, DPC, DSNSW
Ongoing strategy
9.2 Encourage tourism development in natural areas that support conservation outcomes. OEH Council, DPE, DPC, DSNSW, DSSS
Ongoing strategy
9.3 Align local strategies with the relevant destination management plan. Council
DSNSW, DSSS
Ongoing strategy
9.4 Collaborate with and support Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council’s development of the Bundian Way as a sustainable economic venture. NSW Aboriginal Affairs Council, DPC, Eden LALC, DSNSW
Ongoing strategy

9.5 Address seasonal transport capacity shortages efficiently through initiatives such as:

  • branding public transport services;
  • raising awareness of travel options;
  • supporting seasonal transport options such as holiday bus services and/or park and ride services; and
  • introduce flexible and on-demand transport options.
TfNSW Council
Medium term initiative

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

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

DPE
Council, LALC, NSW Aboriginal Affairs
Short term initiative
10.2 Identify priority sites that can create a pipeline of potential projects. DPE
Council, LALC, NSW Aboriginal Affairs
Short term initiative
10.3 Deliver opportunities to increase the economic independence of Aboriginal communities through training, employment and tourism. NSW Aboriginal Affairs
Council
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

12.1 Use flexible planning controls to facilitate knowledge-intensive industries and the development of small work hubs.

Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
12.2 Encourage mixed use developments that cater for commercial, retail, residential and tourism uses through local planning controls. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
12.3 Reinforce the role and function of centres as the primary places for commerce, retail, social activity and regional services through local strategies and local environmental plans. Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
12.4 Focus future commercial and retail activity in existing commercial centres, unless there is a demonstrated need and positive social and economic benefits to locate this activity elsewhere.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy

12.5 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 and planned infrastructure (including public transport and community facilities) commensurate with the scale of the proposal; and
  • enhance the value of the public realm.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

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

Council
DRG, DPE
Ongoing strategy
13.2 Protect areas of mineral and energy resources potential through local strategies and local environmental plans. Council
DRG, DPE
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

14.1 Develop and implement a comprehensive Koala Plan of Management for the Snowy Monaro and Wingecarribee local government areas.

Council
OEH Short term initiative
14.2 Protect the validated high environmental value lands in local environmental plans.
Council
OEH, DPE, DOI Ongoing strategy
14.3 Minimise potential impacts arising from development on areas of high environmental value, including groundwater-dependent ecosystems and aquatic habitats, and implement the ‘avoid, minimise and offset’ hierarchy.
Council
OEH, DOI Ongoing strategy
14.4 Improve the quality of and access to information relating to land with identified high environmental values. OEH Council
Short term initiative
14.5 Support planning authorities to undertake strategic, landscape scale assessments of biodiversity and areas of high environmental value.
OEH Council
Ongoing strategy
14.6 Protect Travelling Stock Reserves in local strategies.
Council
OEH, DPE Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

15.1 Protect and enhance the function and resilience of biodiversity corridors in local strategies.

Council OEH, DPE, DOI
Ongoing strategy
15.2 Improve planning authority access to regional biodiversity corridor mapping and methodology.
OEH
Council, DPE, DOI
Immediate initiative
15.3 Confirm and validate the location and boundaries of regional biodiversity corridors.
OEH
Council, DPE, DOI
Ongoing strategy
15.4 Focus offsets from approved developments to regional biodiversity corridors, where possible. Council OEH, DOI Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

16.1 Locate development, including new urban release areas, away from areas of known high bushfire risk, flooding hazards or high coastal erosion/inundation; contaminated land; and designated waterways to reduce the community’s exposure to natural hazards.

Council
OEH, DPE Ongoing strategy
16.2 Implement the requirements of the NSW Floodplain Development Manual by developing, updating or implementing flood studies and floodplain risk management plans.
Council
OEH, DPE Ongoing strategy
16.3 Update coastal zone/estuary management plans and prepare new coastal management programs to identify areas affected by coastal hazards.
OEH Council, DPE
Ongoing strategy
16.4 Incorporate the best available hazard information in local environmental plans consistent with current flood studies, flood planning levels, modelling, floodplain risk management plans and coastal zone management plans. 
Council
OEH, DPE
Ongoing strategy
16.5 Update and share current information on environmental assets and natural hazards with councils to inform planning decisions.
Council  OEH, DPE
Ongoing strategy
16.6 Manage risks associated with future urban growth in floodprone areas as well as risks to existing communities.
Council
OEH, DPE
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

17.1 Enhance government service delivery and implement local initiatives to address climate change impacts on local communities.

OEH
Council
Medium term initiative
17.2 Collaborate with the ACT Government to reduce emissions and adopt adaptation strategies. OEH
ACT Ongoing strategy
17.3 Support councils to assess and respond to impacts and opportunities associated with a changing climate. OEH
Council
Ongoing strategy
17.4 Help communities and businesses to understand and respond to climate-related risks and opportunities by providing climate information, building capacity and unlocking financial mechanisms to help fund emission reductions and climate adaptation.
OEH
Council
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

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

Council
OEH, DOI Ongoing strategy
18.2 Finalise water resource plans for rivers and groundwater systems as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and implement water sharing plans.
DOI Council, DPE
Medium term initiative
18.3 Prepare or review integrated water cycle management strategies to ascertain long-term infrastructure needs to accommodate population growth.
Council
DOI Ongoing strategy
18.4 Incorporate water sensitive urban design into development that is likely to impact water catchments, water quality and flows.
Council
OEH, DOI
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

19.1 Finalise a cross-border transport model that incorporates the ACT and the Queanbeyan-Palerang and Yass Valley local government areas.

TfNSW
ACT
Medium term initiative
19.2 Prepare an issues and options paper on cross-border public transport that maps public transport services and demand, and addresses legal and contractual barriers.
TfNSW
ACT
Immediate initiative

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

20.1 Improve bus operations in centres and their connections with regional communities.

TfNSW
Council
Ongoing strategy
20.2 Work with community transport providers to meet future demand.
TfNSW
Council
Ongoing strategy
20.3 Integrate community transport services into the overall transport system to meet a broader range of needs.
TfNSW
Council
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

21.1 Implement planning controls to grow complementary health uses around hospitals.

Council
DPE, Council Ongoing strategy
21.2 Work with the ACT Government to meet the growing and changing education needs of cross-border communities. Education
ACT
Ongoing strategy
21.3 Facilitate joint venture opportunities to share community and education facilities. Education
DPE, Council
Medium term initiative
21.4 Identify appropriate sites for cemeteries and crematoria in local strategies.
Council
DOI
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

22.1 Develop best-practice guidelines for planning, designing and developing healthy built environments and use the Neighbourhood Planning Principles (Appendix A) in local environmental plans, development control plans and local strategies in the interim.

DPE
Council
Immediate initiative
22.2 Adopt elements of Livable Housing Australia’s Livable Housing Design Guidelines in development controls for housing, where possible.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
23.3 Integrate walking and cycling networks into the design of new communities to encourage physical activity.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
22.4 Promote energy efficiency in new development proposals.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

23.1 Undertake and implement heritage studies, including regional Aboriginal cultural heritage studies, to inform local strategies.

Council
OEH
Ongoing strategy
23.2 Consult with Aboriginal people and the broader community to identify heritage values at the strategic planning stage. Council
OEH
Ongoing strategy
23.3 Conserve heritage assets during local strategic planning and development. Council
OEH
Ongoing strategy
23.4 Provide resources for heritage advice to inform planning processes. OEH
Council
Short term initiative
23.5 Acknowledge cultural heritage assets where appropriate, and consider how these assets can add value to a development. Council
OEH
Ongoing strategy
23.6 Enhance heritage data sharing between NSW and ACT to support joint conservation planning.
OEH
ACT
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

24.1 Prepare guidelines for local housing strategies.

DPE
Council, FACS
Immediate initiative
24.2 Prepare local housing strategies consistent with the Settlement Planning Principles to provide a surplus supply of residential land to meet projected housing needs. 
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
24.3 Promote increased housing choice, including townhouses, villas and apartments in strategic centres and locations close to existing services and jobs.
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
24.4 Promote opportunities for retirement villages, nursing homes and similar housing for seniors in local housing strategies.
Council
DPE, FACS
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

25.1 Focus future settlement to locations that:

  • maximise existing infrastructure and services and minimise the need for new services;
  • prioritise increased densities within existing urban areas; and
  • prioritise new release areas that are an extension of existing strategic and local centres.

 

Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy
25.2 Plan for and prioritise services and infrastructure investment to maximise cost efficiencies, coordinate the delivery of different infrastructure assets, and achieve equitable sharing of responsibility, including funding, procurement and ongoing maintenance.  
Council
DPE
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

26.1 Coordinate the provision of services and infrastructure required to support housing delivery in the Yass Valley and Queanbeyan-Palerang local government areas, including South Jerrabomberra and Parkwood.

DPE
Council, Infrastructure providers
Immediate initiative
26.2 Develop an agreed set of principles to inform a new crossborder infrastructure funding model. DPC ACT
Short term initiative
26.3 Develop a regional water strategy for the Yass Valley and Queanbeyan-Palerang local government areas that clarifies the requirements, available volumes and quality of all water supplies and defines the optimal level of water use.  DOI Council
Medium term initiative
26.4 Enhance cross-jurisdictional collaboration to develop a coordinated strategic approach to water supply and investigate water supply options for growth areas. DPE
ACT, Council, DOI Ongoing strategy
26.5 Work with the ACT Government to develop a cross-border land and housing monitor. DPE
ACT Immediate initiative

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

27.1 Deliver greater housing affordability by incorporating policies and tools into local housing strategies and local planning controls that will enable a greater variety of housing types and incentivise private investment in affordable housing. 

Council
DPE, FACS
Ongoing strategy
27.2 Facilitate greater housing diversity, including studios and one and two-bedroom dwellings, to match forecast changes in household sizes. Council
DPE, FACS
Ongoing strategy

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

2Partner: 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.

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.
Action Governance
  Responsibility1
Partner2
Timing3

28.1 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

28.2 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; and
  • to avoid areas of high environmental, cultural and heritage significance, important agricultural land and areas affected by natural hazards.
Council
DPE, RFS, OEH
Ongoing strategy
28.3 Manage land use conflict that can result from cumulative impacts of successive development decisions.
Council
DPE Ongoing strategy

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

 

2Partner: 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.

 

ACT: ACT Government; Council: Includes all Councils in the South East and Tablelands Region and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation; DOI: Department of Industry; DNSW: Destination NSW; DSNSW: Destination Southern NSW; DSSS: Destination Sydney Surrounds South; DPC: Department of Premier and Cabinet; DPE: Department of Planning and Environment; Education: Department of Education; Health: Health NSW; FACS: Department of Family and Community Services; DRG: Division of Resources and Geoscience; LALC: Local Aboriginal Land Council; OEH: Office of Environment and Heritage; RFS: Rural Fire Services; Eden LALC: Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council; RMS: Roads and Maritime Services; TfNSW: Transport for NSW.

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