NSW Department of Planning and Environment

South East and Tablelands

The exhibition for the draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2041 (the draft plan) is now closed. The draft plan was open for public feedback from 8 August until 23 September 2022.

The draft plan underwent extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders, where we received a lot of feedback. 

This was incorporated into an updated version of the draft plan that was re-exhibited from 9 December 2022 to 31 January 2023.

The draft plan contains 25 objectives under 5 themes to guide planning and land-use decisions over the next two decades to unlock the region’s potential.

The draft plan contains the latest housing forecasts, and has a strong focus on Aboriginal self-determination, sustainability and resilience-planning against natural disasters to help build stronger communities.

The draft plan delivers strategies to manage and shape the region’s growing cities and centres. These strategies aim to diversify the economy, create thriving communities and plan for a sustainable future.

The department will now closely consider how the submissions and feedback will be incorporated into the final plan.

Download the draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2041 (PDF, 19.0 MB).

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Read our plan for the most geographically diverse environment in NSW.

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