Local Planning Statement

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

Wednesday 13 March, 6:30-8:30pm – Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba
Thursday 14 March, 6:30-8:30pm – Blue Mountains Community Hub, Springwood
Saturday 16 March, 10am-midday – Mid Mountains Community Centre, Lawson

Click to register your interest to attend

If you participated in Stage 1 consultation and provided your details, you will already be on the invite list.

We look forward to having a conversation with you.


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

Wednesday 13 March, 6:30-8:30pm – Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba
Thursday 14 March, 6:30-8:30pm – Blue Mountains Community Hub, Springwood
Saturday 16 March, 10am-midday – Mid Mountains Community Centre, Lawson

Click to register your interest to attend

If you participated in Stage 1 consultation and provided your details, you will already be on the invite list.

We look forward to having a conversation with you.


  • Why we’re preparing it

    6 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

    6 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?

    6 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.