Local Planning Statement

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Thank you for your interest this consultation has concluded.


The public exhibition of the draft Local Planning Statement and supporting studies has now closed.

The City Planning team would like to thank everyone who took the time to review these documents and provide their feedback.

All submissions and comments made during the exhibition period will now be reviewed. This review of submissions, and a revised Local Planning Statement will be reported to Council for consideration for adoption in early 2020. Everyone who made a submission will be notified once the date for this meeting is confirmed.

Updates will continue to be provided on this Have Your Say page.


The public exhibition of the draft Local Planning Statement and supporting studies has now closed.

The City Planning team would like to thank everyone who took the time to review these documents and provide their feedback.

All submissions and comments made during the exhibition period will now be reviewed. This review of submissions, and a revised Local Planning Statement will be reported to Council for consideration for adoption in early 2020. Everyone who made a submission will be notified once the date for this meeting is confirmed.

Updates will continue to be provided on this Have Your Say page.

Thank you for your interest this consultation has concluded.
  • Why we’re preparing it

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    11 October, 2018

    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

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    11 October, 2018

    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

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    11 October, 2018

    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.