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The New England North West Regional Plan 2036 is the NSW Government’s strategy for guiding land-use planning decisions for the New England North West.


The New England North West consists of 12 local government areas: Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha.


The NSW Government has established a dedicated new body, the New England North West Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee, to oversee implementation of the vision, goals and actions in the regional plan. An annual monitoring report will be prepared to outline progress against the implementation plan.


The 2036 plan is currently under review with a draft plan on exhibition in November 2021. To receive updates, register your details.



Responsibility for implementing actions and monitoring the intended outcomes in the regional plan is shared with our important regional stakeholders, including councils, other state agencies, service providers and the development industry. All stakeholders need to have a good understanding of the priorities and the deliverables.


The purpose of this implementation plan is to:

  • ensure ongoing collaboration and agreement on the implementation of actions
  • assign accountabilities for the implementation of actions
  • explain the role of different groups and committees involved in implementation
  • guide the New England North West Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee in its role of overseeing delivery of the regional plan
  • inform the annual monitoring report.


Download the implementation plan


Review mechanisms

Five year review

The regional plan will be subject to a 5-yearly review, or as necessary, to update and revise the strategies provided through the goals, directions and actions. A 5-yearly review will revisit regional performance, challenges and opportunities and incorporate the most up-to-date information provided through the census process. The review of the regional plan will be informed by the committee, as well as the annual monitoring reports.

Monitoring report

The monitoring report provides an overview of work undertaken by the NSW Government, local councils and other stakeholders to implement the New England North West Regional Plan 2036.


The report identifies the key achievements for delivering on the goals, directions and actions of the regional plan and outlines progress on the delivery of priority actions over the past 2 years. The report also outlines the work plan that will be progressed over the next 12 months.


Download monitoring report 2019

Page last updated: 15/09/2021