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The North Coast of NSW is one of the State’s most desirable places to live, work and play.

 

With a biologically diverse environment, a subtropical climate and panoramic landscapes, the North Coast attracts more than 12 million visitors each year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia.

 

The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is our blueprint for the next two decades to deliver the region’s exciting future.

 

The region will harness the opportunities provided by its spectacular environment, growing cities and vibrant communities. Connectivity and prosperity will be delivered by significant infrastructure investment, led by the Pacific Highway upgrade.

 

What’s happening now?

Coffs Harbour

The Coffs Harbour Regional City Action Plan (RCAP) has now been finalised.

 

The RCAP aims to harness and build on Coffs Harbour’s growth as an entrepreneurial centre, strong employment base, diversified economy and coastal lifestyle hub.

 

To find out more and read the final RCAP for Coffs Harbour, visit our Regional City Action Plans webpage.

 

Port Macquarie

The draft Port Macquarie Regional City Action Plan provides a framework to manage and shape the coastal city’s growth to make it one of the best places to live, work and play in Australia.

 

You can have your say on the draft Port Macquarie RCAP until 30 April 2021. To find out more, visit our Regional City Action Plans webpage.

 

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North Coast regional plan

The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year blueprint for the future of the North Coast.

North Coast Regional Plan 2036

The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year blueprint for the future of the North Coast.

Read our online version of the plan for all the details
Coastal walking track at Perpendicular Point in the Kattang Nature Reserve, Camden Head, NSW. Photo by: Destination NSW

Delivering the plan

Find out how we’re delivering the North Coast Regional Plan 2036 for the future of the region.

Delivering the plan

The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20-year strategy to guide land use planning decisions for the North Coast region.

Find out how we’re delivering the plan for the future of the region
Family cycling in Port Macquarie.

Regional City Action Plans

Regional City Action Plans will provide a framework to manage and shape the growth of the North Coast’s four major cities.

Regional City Action Plans

Regional City Action Plans (RCAPs) will provide a framework to manage and shape the growth of the North Coast’s four major cities.

Find out more about RCAPs
Cudgen farmland, NSW. Photo by: Ryan Fowler / Destination Tweed

Resources and maps

Key resources and maps providing background information on the North Coast Region.

Resources and maps

Key resources and maps providing background information on the North Coast Region.

Access the resources