Council’s Strategic Planning Team carries out a range of projects, broadly categorised as:
• Council initiated strategic plans
• Council initiated Local Environmental plans and Development Control Plans (link to take to implementation document page)
• Developer initiated Planning Proposals (LEP amendments) and DCP amendments
To achieve a balance of the above, the Strategic Planning Team outlines the priority projects within the Delivery Program (4 years) and Operational Plan (1 year). It looks at how to prioritise multiple projects competing for limited resources, and sets out project priorities and forward plans over the coming years.
If you're considering a new plan, or an amendment to the Bombala, Cooma-Monaro or Snowy River Local Environmental Plan or would like more information about the plan making process please visit the Planning Proposal page or contact our Strategic Planning Team on 1300 345 345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Snowy Monaro land use planning fits within the framework and hierarchy of the broader State and regional planning legislation, plans and policy.
The NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 is the prevailing State planning legislation, supported by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulations 2000.
The Acts are supported by NSW State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs). SEPPs provide state-wide guidance on a range of development and environmental matters and must be considered when Council prepares a Local Environmental Plan (LEP). An overview of the Legislative Framework is available on the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s website.
In addition to the Acts and SEPPs there are also a range of State policies and guidelines, including the Planning Practice Notes and Ministerial Section 9.1 Directions applicable when Council prepares a Local Environmental Plan (LEP).
The high order legislation is supported by a regional planning framework of Strategies and Growth Plans. The Regional Strategies set a clear direction for rapidly growing regions over the longer term.
The South East and Tablelands regional Plan sets a vision for the region as The NSW Government’s vision for the South East and Tablelands Region is: A borderless region in Australia’s most geographically diverse natural environment with the nation’s capital at its heart.
To achieve this vision the Government has set four goals for the region:
• A connected and prosperous economy
• A diverse environment interconnected by biodiversity corridors
• Healthy and connected communities
• Environmentally sustainable housing choices.