Local Planning Statement

Council is developing a 20-year planning vision for land use in the Blue Mountains.

We would like to invite you to attend a workshop to discuss the vision for the Blue Mountains in the key areas of the environment, jobs and housing.

Council is developing a 20-year planning vision for land use in the Blue Mountains.

We would like to invite you to attend a workshop to discuss the vision for the Blue Mountains in the key areas of the environment, jobs and housing.

  • Local Planning Statement Update

    about 1 month ago

    Council is currently preparing a draft Local Planning Statement, building on community engagement held so far, and incorporating endorsed Council priorities in the areas of transport, environment and tourism, amongst others.

    An extension from the Minister of Planning to the timeline for exhibition for all Local Planning Statements in Greater Metropolitan Sydney was recently granted. It is currently proposed the draft Local Planning Statement for the Blue Mountains, and accompanying studies and strategies, will be taken to an upcoming Council meeting for exhibition before 1 October 2019.


    Council is currently preparing a draft Local Planning Statement, building on community engagement held so far, and incorporating endorsed Council priorities in the areas of transport, environment and tourism, amongst others.

    An extension from the Minister of Planning to the timeline for exhibition for all Local Planning Statements in Greater Metropolitan Sydney was recently granted. It is currently proposed the draft Local Planning Statement for the Blue Mountains, and accompanying studies and strategies, will be taken to an upcoming Council meeting for exhibition before 1 October 2019.


  • Community Consultation Update

    about 1 month ago

    Community consultation workshops were held in three locations across the Blue Mountains (Katoomba, Lawson and Springwood) in late March. These were open to the public and built on the feedback from the Stage 1 consultation work from the Social Pinpoint survey held October to November 2018. These interactive workshops, facilitated by engagement specialists, led registered participants through a range of vision exercise about the future of the Blue Mountains and will inform the development of the Local Planning Statements.

    Council wishes to thank all participants for their engagement in what was at times a thought provoking workshop....

    Community consultation workshops were held in three locations across the Blue Mountains (Katoomba, Lawson and Springwood) in late March. These were open to the public and built on the feedback from the Stage 1 consultation work from the Social Pinpoint survey held October to November 2018. These interactive workshops, facilitated by engagement specialists, led registered participants through a range of vision exercise about the future of the Blue Mountains and will inform the development of the Local Planning Statements.

    Council wishes to thank all participants for their engagement in what was at times a thought provoking workshop. A report from the facilitator is being prepared and will be made available during public exhibition of the Local Planning Statement.


  • Housing Survey - Now Closed

    3 months ago

    Please note this suvery is now closed.

    Blue Mountains City Council invites you to take part in a housing survey to help to shape housing priorities for the Blue Mountains LGA.

    Council has engaged People Place and Partnership to carry out a housing survey associated with the preparation of the Local Planning Statement. While this work is related to earlier consultation carried out on housing need, different questions are being asked as it is for a different project.

    The survey is a valuable opportunity for Council to gain feedback about the housing needs and concerns of the Blue Mountains residents. As an essential part of the community, we need your help to plan for the future of housing in the LGA. This is a statistically valid survey, and so it is very important for the Blue Mountains City Council to collect information from different ages and across different locations in the Blue Mountains LGA.

    Follow the link below to complete the survey before Friday 31 May, 2019.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bmccwebsitehousingsurvey


    Please note this suvery is now closed.

    Blue Mountains City Council invites you to take part in a housing survey to help to shape housing priorities for the Blue Mountains LGA.

    Council has engaged People Place and Partnership to carry out a housing survey associated with the preparation of the Local Planning Statement. While this work is related to earlier consultation carried out on housing need, different questions are being asked as it is for a different project.

    The survey is a valuable opportunity for Council to gain feedback about the housing needs and concerns of the Blue Mountains residents. As an essential part of the community, we need your help to plan for the future of housing in the LGA. This is a statistically valid survey, and so it is very important for the Blue Mountains City Council to collect information from different ages and across different locations in the Blue Mountains LGA.

    Follow the link below to complete the survey before Friday 31 May, 2019.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bmccwebsitehousingsurvey


  • Why we’re preparing it

    10 months ago

    The Local Planning Statement, also called a Local Strategic Planning Statement is a new document that all Councils in NSW are now required by the State Government to prepare.

    The Local Planning Statement, also called a Local Strategic Planning Statement is a new document that all Councils in NSW are now required by the State Government to prepare.

  • The purpose and benefits

    10 months ago

    The Local Planning Statement is the opportunity to document community priorities and aspirations and
    suggest actions to address the challenges facing the Blue Mountains over the next 20 years. It will be used to guide future land use planning decisions for the local area.

    By setting clear directions and priorities for the future, the Local Planning Statement will also be a tool to seek support from the State Government for projects and funding for the City.

    Whilst new, this Statement is an opporutnity to continue to support and acknowledge key areas of focus for the Blue Mountains, including the protection of the environmental and cultural signifi cance of the local area.

    It also provides the opportunity to set priorities for how we use land for housing, employment, and tourism.
    Importantly, this is in the context of the Blue Mountains as a City in a World Heritage area and long standing planning principles that have limited urban expansion, and maintained the unique characteristics of the individual towns and villages in the Mountains.

    The Local Planning Statement is the opportunity to document community priorities and aspirations and
    suggest actions to address the challenges facing the Blue Mountains over the next 20 years. It will be used to guide future land use planning decisions for the local area.

    By setting clear directions and priorities for the future, the Local Planning Statement will also be a tool to seek support from the State Government for projects and funding for the City.

    Whilst new, this Statement is an opporutnity to continue to support and acknowledge key areas of focus for the Blue Mountains, including the protection of the environmental and cultural signifi cance of the local area.

    It also provides the opportunity to set priorities for how we use land for housing, employment, and tourism.
    Importantly, this is in the context of the Blue Mountains as a City in a World Heritage area and long standing planning principles that have limited urban expansion, and maintained the unique characteristics of the individual towns and villages in the Mountains.
  • How you can be involved?

    10 months ago

    Council will be developing the Local Planning Statement over the next 12-18 months. Community consultation will be conducted throughout this process to inform and refine the Statement as it is developed.

    The first opportunity to be involved is through the online mapping tool. This will be running
    through October and November. Council is encouraging community members to use this platform to share their thoughts about:
    • What they value about the Blue Mountains
    • Things they’d like to see improved or planned better in the local area
    • Things that should be preserved or enhanced
    We are seeking your views on how we use land across these key areas:
    • Housing and character
    • Environment
    • Transport
    • Culture and the arts
    • Employment and education
    • Tourism
    Your responses will be used to develop the community’s vision, priorities, and actions for how we plan to use land in the local area. This will be refined with the community’s help in a second round of consultation to be conducted early next year. This will include more in depth engagement through targeted workshops.

    Council will be developing the Local Planning Statement over the next 12-18 months. Community consultation will be conducted throughout this process to inform and refine the Statement as it is developed.

    The first opportunity to be involved is through the online mapping tool. This will be running
    through October and November. Council is encouraging community members to use this platform to share their thoughts about:
    • What they value about the Blue Mountains
    • Things they’d like to see improved or planned better in the local area
    • Things that should be preserved or enhanced
    We are seeking your views on how we use land across these key areas:
    • Housing and character
    • Environment
    • Transport
    • Culture and the arts
    • Employment and education
    • Tourism
    Your responses will be used to develop the community’s vision, priorities, and actions for how we plan to use land in the local area. This will be refined with the community’s help in a second round of consultation to be conducted early next year. This will include more in depth engagement through targeted workshops.