Strategic & environmental planning

Kempsey Shire Council’s Strategic and Environmental Planning team is responsible for strategically planning for a sustainable and prosperous future for the shire through:

  • strategic land use planning
  • statutory land use planning, including rezoning applications (planning proposals)
  • heritage planning and advice
  • sustainability and resilience strategies and policies
  • development contributions planning and policies
  • coastal and estuary planning
  • environmental planning

The team prepares and administers a number of strategic plans and policies, including:

  • Your Future Growth and Character – Local Strategic Planning Statement
  • Your Future Places and Spaces – Community Infrastructure Strategy
  • Local Growth Management Strategy 
  • Biodiversity Strategy (in preparation)
  • Long Term Renewable Energy and Water Strategy
  • Sustainability and Resilience Strategy (in preparation)
  • precinct, structure and master plans

The team also prepares and administers Council’s key statutory development control instruments used by the Development Assessment team, including:

  • Kempsey Local Environmental Plan 2013
  • Kempsey Development Control Plan 2013
  • Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management
  • development contributions plans prepared under sections 7.11 and 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW)
  • Council’s development control policies

Get involved

We welcome the contributions of residents, businesses and visitors to our activities. You can get involved in our policy-making processes and projects by:

  • participating in public meetings, forums, committees and consultations
  • reading Council information and providing feedback.

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