NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The NSW Government's vision for the South East and Tablelands is a borderless region in Australia’s most geographically diverse natural environment with the nation’s capital at its heart.

To achieve this vision, the Government has set four goals for the region:

  • A connected and prosperous economy
  • A diverse environment interconnected by biodiversity corridors
  • Healthy and connected communities
  • Environmentally sustainable housing choices.

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A borderless region in Australia’s most geographically diverse natural environment with the nation’s capital at its heart.

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The South East and Tablelands has a diverse economy, underpinned by connections to Canberra and Sydney and varied agriculture and tourism opportunities.

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The region includes the alpine environment of Australia’s highest mountains, the State’s only wilderness coastline, rural landscapes and national parks.

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The South East and Tablelands is home to some of the most diverse communities in NSW, with a rich heritage; distinctive rural, alpine or coastal character; and strong relationships with Canberra.

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Population growth and the associated increase in new homes is influenced by the lifestyle available within commuting distance of Canberra and Sydney, the development of vibrant strategic centres and the amenity of coastal communities.

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The NSW Government will work with each council to deliver the directions and actions set out in this Plan. This section includes priorities for individual councils to guide further investigation and implementation.

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The Neighbourhood Planning Principles provide overarching principles that may apply to new developments in both greenfield and existing urban areas. The application of the principles may apply more strongly depending on the context of the proposed development.

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A list of definition and the reference source for this regional plan.