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The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 aims to build a strong economy capable of generating jobs, providing greater housing choice, essential infrastructure, lively centres for shopping, entertainment and dining, and protecting the natural environment.


Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council Case Study

In February 2019, the NSW Government released the Darkinjung Delivery Framework, a set of pioneering planning measures to assist Darkinjung better utilise its land.


Darkinjung is the largest non-Government landholder on the Central Coast, so it has been an ideal test case for the planning reforms.


View the Interim Darkinjung Delivery Plan made as part of their delivery framework at the link below:


Read about the case study


Local Planning Panel for the Central Coast

A Local Planning Panel (LPP) will be implemented on the Central Coast to bring greater expertise, transparency and accountability to local planning decisions.


LPPs are panels comprising two independent experts, a community member and a chair who make decisions on sensitive, complex and high-value development applications made to local councils.


The establishment of an LPP for the Central Coast was a recommendation from the independent review of governance in the NSW planning system by former NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas.


The review recognised the positive feedback and overall effectiveness of mandatory LPPs – formerly known as IHAPs (Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels) – in metropolitan Sydney and Wollongong and recommended the Department consider extending LPPs to the Central Coast and Newcastle.


A Central Coast LPP is expected to be in place by early 2020 and will consist of a chair and two independent experts appointed by Council from a Minister-endorsed pool of independent, qualified people, plus a community representative.


More information about LPPs.


For more information about the Central Coast LPP contact Andrew Roach at Central Coast Council.


Central Coast Regional Plan 2036

The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20–year blueprint for the future of the Central Coast.

The vision

Our vision is to create a region with a healthy natural environment, a flourishing economy, and well-connected communities.


We’ll deliver our vision through four goals:

  • a prosperous Central Coast with more jobs close to home
  • protection for the natural environment and careful, sustainable management of agricultural and resource lands
  • well-connected communities and attractive lifestyles
  • a range of housing choices to suit needs and lifestyles.


View the Coast Regional Plan 2036

Central Coast Implementation Plan 2018-2020


The Central Coast Regional Implementation Plan 2018-2020 has been released that sets out exactly how the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 will continue to deliver jobs, housing, conservation planning and revitalisation for the region over the next two years.


For more details visit Delivering the Plan page.


View the Implementation Plan 2018-2020

Gosford City Centre Revitalisation

Revitalisation of Gosford City Centre as the capital of a healthy, prosperous and connected Central Coast, is a key Ministerial priority of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.


The project has reached a significant milestone with the release of the final Government Architect report and approval of a suite of new planning controls to revitalise Gosford City Centre, following public exhibition throughout the year.


Information relating to the final planning controls and development assessment and approvals within the Gosford City Centre can be found on the Gosford City Centre web page.


View Gosford City Centre


For more information


(02) 4348 5000 Central Coast regional office


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Level 3, 107 Mann Street
Gosford NSW 2250
PO Box 1148
Gosford NSW 2250