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Key documents and frequently asked questions


The department has prepared the below guideline, example local strategic planning statement (LSPS) and frequently asked questions to assist councils to develop their first LSPS.

The department will check in with councils throughout the preparation of their LSPS to make sure that the statements are on the right track. An education course and further support for councils will be rolled out in the coming months by the department. For Greater Sydney this will be done by the department in partnership with the Greater Sydney Commission.

Planning Connects webinar

A Planning Connects webinar outlining the rationale, purpose and practical use of the statements was held on 10 October 2018.

You can watch the recording on the Planning Connects page.

Watch the webinar

Introduction to local strategic planning statements

The department has prepared a fact sheet to provide guidance about how Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALC) can get involved in the development of local strategic planning statements.

All NSW local councils are required to write and publish an LSPS for their local government area.

Download the Local Aboriginal Land Councils and Local Strategic Planning Statements fact sheet (PDF, 199 KB).