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The New England North West is one of Australia’s most productive agricultural regions. It also has significant biodiversity, nationally recognised tourist destinations and growing mineral resource and renewable energy sectors.


The New England North West Regional Plan is a 20-year blueprint for the future of the region focussing on land-use planning.


The draft updated Regional Plan 2041

The draft New England North West 2041 plan was on public exhibition from 22 November 2021 to 18 February 2022.


The plan is undergoing its first five-yearly review to reset its priorities and to extend the plan’s reach to 2041.


During exhibition the Department conducted a number of online workshops with Councils, the community, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and other stakeholders.


The Department thanks everyone who took the time and effort to participate in a workshop, make a formal submission and give us your feedback in other ways.


The Department will now closely consider how the submissions and feedback will be incorporated into the final plan that will be released later in 2022.


Visit our engagement hub to learn more about the draft regional plan.


Download and discover more about the NENW Regional Plan 2041

Visit our engagement hub to learn more about the draft plan that has been updated for the future of the New England North West region.

40m high mural artwork on Barraba Silos, Barraba. Photo by Destination NSW / Fintan Magee

New England North West Regional Plan 2036

Our vision acknowledges the opportunities provided by natural resources and strong communities.

Cannola harvest Gunnedah

Delivering the plan

Responsibility for implementing actions in the regional plan is shared with our regional stakeholders.

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