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The North Coast Regional Plan 2036 is the NSW Government’s strategy for guiding land use planning decisions for the North Coast region.


The North Coast region consists of twelve local government areas: Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings.


The Regional Plan sets out four goals for the North Coast:

  • The most stunning environment in NSW;
  • A thriving, interconnected economy;
  • Vibrant and engaged communities; and
  • Great housing choice and lifestyle options.


The NSW Government established the North Coast Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee comprised of Government agencies and Council representatives to oversee implementation of the vision, goals and actions in the Regional Plan. Annual monitoring reports are prepared to outline progress against the implementation plan.


Implementing the plan

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.


In 2017, the department released the North Coast Regional Implementation Plan 2017-2019 (Implementation Plan).


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 North Coast Delivery, Coordination and Monitoring Committee in its role of overseeing delivery of the Regional Plan; and
  • inform the Annual Monitoring Report.


Read the Implementation Plan


Monitoring report

In 2019, we published the first monitoring report for the regional plan.


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


The report identifies 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 two years. It also outlines the work plan that will be progressed over the next 12 months.


Download Monitoring Report 2019


Want to know more?

For more information on the delivery of the plan, you can contact the team via email.

Image banner: Coastal walking track at Perpendicular Point in the Kattang Nature Reserve, Camden Head. Photo by: Destination NSW

Page last updated: 04/03/2021