The North Coast of NSW is one of the State’s most desirable places to live, work and play.
With a biologically diverse environment, a subtropical climate and panoramic landscapes, the North Coast attracts more than 12 million visitors each year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia.
The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is our blueprint for the next two decades to deliver the region’s exciting future.
The region will harness the opportunities provided by its spectacular environment, growing cities and vibrant communities. Connectivity and prosperity will be delivered by significant infrastructure investment, led by the Pacific Highway upgrade.
The Coffs Harbour Regional City Action Plan (RCAP) has been finalised.
The RCAP aims to harness and build on Coffs Harbour’s growth as an entrepreneurial centre, strong employment base, diversified economy and coastal lifestyle hub.
To find out more and read the final RCAP for Coffs Harbour, visit our Regional City Action Plans webpage.
Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to have their say on the draft Lismore Regional City Action Plan that was on public exhibition from 17 May 2021 until 15 June 2021.
Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to have their say on the draft Port Macquarie RCAP that was on public exhibition for an extended period from 9 March 2021 until 30 April 2021.
All feedback is being closely considered in the drafting of the final Port Macquarie and Lismore RCAPs that will be released later in the year.
To find out more, visit our Regional City Action Plans webpage.
North Coast Regional Plan 2036
The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year blueprint for the future of the North Coast.
Delivering the plan
The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year strategy to guide land use planning decisions for the North Coast region.
Regional City Action Plans
Regional City Action Plans (RCAPs) will provide a framework to manage and shape the growth of the North Coast’s four major cities.
Resources and maps
Key resources and maps providing background information on the North Coast Region.