Urban Growth Management Plan

Submissions closing on 9 December 2020, 5:00PM

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The draft Urban Growth Management Plan is an action from Council’s Local Strategic Planning Statement and is intended to guide the future release of land to support the growth of our area and of our community.

The plan quantifies our existing land supply and identifies investigation areas that may be suitable for development in the future.

Read the Draft Cessnock Housing Strategy and Draft Urban Growth Management Plan media release here.

Submissions are NOT kept confidential. Council releases submissions when a request is made in accordance with Privacy Laws and the relevant provisions under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. When a submission is released by law, Council routinely withholds contact numbers, email addresses and signatures. Should you wish for all personal details or any information that may identify you to be withheld from the public, please advise Council of this in your submission.

The Urban Growth Management Plan helps to achieve the following objectives and strategic direction of Cessnock 2027 Community Strategic Plan:

Objective 2.1 – Diversifying local business options

Strategic directions:

  • We have adequate industrial and employment lands and thriving commercial precincts.

Objective 3.1: Protecting & enhancing the natural environment & the rural character of the area

Strategic direction:

  • Our area’s rural character and heritage is protected.
  • Our environmental amenity is protected and enhanced.