Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

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Council is seeking community input into the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The draft LSPS sets out:

  • a 20-year vision for land use in the local area
  • the special characteristics which contribute to local identity
  • shared community values to be maintained and enhanced
  • how growth and change will be managed into the future

Once the LSPS is in place, it will shape future reviews of the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009, Wollongong Development Control Plan 2009 and inform an ongoing program of land use planning projects and works. It will also be used to test the strategic merit of Planning Proposal requests.

The LSPS draws on existing strategic priorities and programs to provide a single source document that sets out our approach to land use planning over the next 20 years, including the actions and outcomes we commit to. The Statement does not set any new strategic priorities for Council.

The draft LSPS brings together land use planning strategies from over 50 endorsed supporting documents, including the Economic Development Strategy, Heritage Strategy, Illawarra Escarpment Strategic Management Plan, Emission Reduction Target, Urban Greening Strategy, Creative Industries Strategy, Lake Illawarra Coastal Management Program and various Town Centre Plans. Additional inputs include draft documents that are currently being exhibited, such as the draft Wollongong City Centre – Planning Review and the draft Housing and Affordable Housing Options Paper.

The draft LSPS has six LGA-wide themes:

  1. Jobs and economic growth
  2. Housing for all
  3. Inclusive and connected communities
  4. Climate action and resilience
  5. Protect the natural environment
  6. Enabling infrastructure and transport

The draft LSPS also includes a chapter describing the key attributes of each Ward and key centres within the Wards. All suburbs within the Wollongong LGA are different and have their own environmental setting, history, character, constraints and opportunities. A one-size-fits-all approach is not appropriate. Many places have their own vision statement, strategies and action plans, prepared through the Town and Village program. The LSPS draws this information together.

You can email your feedback to us directly at council@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or submit your comments in the feedback form. Please read Council's Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

Feedback closes on 29 May 2020

Council is seeking community input into the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The draft LSPS sets out:

  • a 20-year vision for land use in the local area
  • the special characteristics which contribute to local identity
  • shared community values to be maintained and enhanced
  • how growth and change will be managed into the future

Once the LSPS is in place, it will shape future reviews of the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009, Wollongong Development Control Plan 2009 and inform an ongoing program of land use planning projects and works. It will also be used to test the strategic merit of Planning Proposal requests.

The LSPS draws on existing strategic priorities and programs to provide a single source document that sets out our approach to land use planning over the next 20 years, including the actions and outcomes we commit to. The Statement does not set any new strategic priorities for Council.

The draft LSPS brings together land use planning strategies from over 50 endorsed supporting documents, including the Economic Development Strategy, Heritage Strategy, Illawarra Escarpment Strategic Management Plan, Emission Reduction Target, Urban Greening Strategy, Creative Industries Strategy, Lake Illawarra Coastal Management Program and various Town Centre Plans. Additional inputs include draft documents that are currently being exhibited, such as the draft Wollongong City Centre – Planning Review and the draft Housing and Affordable Housing Options Paper.

The draft LSPS has six LGA-wide themes:

  1. Jobs and economic growth
  2. Housing for all
  3. Inclusive and connected communities
  4. Climate action and resilience
  5. Protect the natural environment
  6. Enabling infrastructure and transport

The draft LSPS also includes a chapter describing the key attributes of each Ward and key centres within the Wards. All suburbs within the Wollongong LGA are different and have their own environmental setting, history, character, constraints and opportunities. A one-size-fits-all approach is not appropriate. Many places have their own vision statement, strategies and action plans, prepared through the Town and Village program. The LSPS draws this information together.

You can email your feedback to us directly at council@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or submit your comments in the feedback form. Please read Council's Privacy Notification before submitting your feedback.

Feedback closes on 29 May 2020