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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.


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.


Central Coast Regional Plan 2036

Darkinjung Delivery Framework Consultation Paper

The NSW Government has released a set of planning measures to assist the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (Darkinjung) achieve better economic outcomes from their land.


The Central Coast community has been invited to have its say on the Darkinjung Delivery Framework (DDF) Consultation Paper that proposes eight inter-related actions to help Darkinjung develop its land.


The DDF Consultation Paper implements Direction 6 of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 (Regional Plan) “to strengthen the economic self-determination of Aboriginal communities”.


The Regional Plan recognises that encouraging Aboriginal people to gain economic benefit from their land will support broader regional development and environmental and social outcomes.


Darkinjung is one of 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils in NSW established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (ALR) Act 1983.


The ALR Act was passed by the NSW Parliament to establish a network of Aboriginal Land Councils to acquire and manage land as an economic base for Aboriginal communities, as compensation for historic dispossession and in recognition of their ongoing disadvantage.


In 2016 the NSW Parliament’s Standing Committee on State Development Inquiry into Economic Development in Aboriginal Communities recommended that the planning system needed to better accommodate aspirations of the ALR Act.


The suite of proposed measures in the DDF Consultation Paper will better align the planning system to the ALR Act to help Darkinjung attain goals for the development of its land and achieve better economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal communities and the broader Central Coast community.


As a large land holder on the Central Coast, Darkinjung is key to achieving the social, economic and environmental goals of the Regional Plan.


The DDF Consultation Paper’s suite of inter-related actions involve education, collaboration, revised processes and legal change.


The NSW Government is seeking community feedback on the consultation paper that has been placed on public exhibition from Friday 16 November 2018 to 5pm Friday 14 December 2018.


Feedback is specifically sought on the following proposals:

  • Strategic plan to identify a pipeline of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council sites to achieve economic benefit for its members;
  • Darkinjung State Environmental Planning Policy;
  • Ministerial Direction;
  • Other measures to support the identification of development opportunities on Darkinjung land.


The DDF Consultation Paper is available on our website during the exhibition period.


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Any person wishing to make a submission can lodge them with the Department via email: or by post to:


Department of Planning and Environment
Central Coast Coordination
PO Box 1148
NSW 2250


All submissions will be reviewed and a final set of recommendations will be presented to the Minister for Planning early 2019.


View the Darkinjung Delivery Framework Consultation Paper (PDF, 2.4MB)


View the Consultation Paper

Darkinjung Delivery Framework Consultation Paper

Make an online submission

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 here:


Gosford City Centre