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Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Our draft Local Strategic Planning Statement outlines our land use vision and planning priorities to guide growth and shape our City into the future.

We have prepared a draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) as required under the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act.

Our LSPS will help guide the growth of Albury over the next 20 years. Its focus is top-level land use directions with more detailed information or site specific strategies to be included in relevant sub-strategies or plans.

Our draft LSPS outlines our:

  • planning context
  • land use vision
  • planning priorities
  • actions

Our draft LSPS is as a unifying document, drawing together key land use directions from existing local and regional strategies.  It is also based on the aspirations, knowledge and values expressed by our residents who helped to create our City’s Vision and Community Values as part of our Community Strategic Plan (Albury2030), as well as other recent consultation activities to further understand our community’s priorities.

As a City we are well-placed to accommodate growth with an extensive supply of suitably zoned land and suite of existing planning strategies guiding development of key growth precincts (e.g. Thurgoona Wirlinga Precinct Structure Plan and Rural Lands Strategy). As such, our draft LSPS does not propose any significant changes in our current land use strategy and directions. The planning priorities and actions of our draft LSPS outline the timing for review of existing strategies and identify some additional plans to address any ‘gaps’ and further strengthen our planning framework.

We welcome feedback on this important strategy

Submissions will be received until close of business, Friday 31 July 2020 and should be addressed to Luke Stein, PO Box 323 Albury NSW 2640 or info@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

Additional information and FAQS

  • Recent changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act) introduced a new requirement for local councils to prepare an LSPS. These are to include:

    • the basis for strategic planning, having regard to economic, social and environmental matters
    • the planning priorities for the area
    • the actions required to achieve those planning priorities
    • the basis for which we will monitor and report on the implementation of the actions
  • Our draft LSPS identifies the following Planning Priorities which are grouped under the relevant Albury2030 themes and numbered for reference only (i.e. they are not ranked in order of priority).

    THEME 1 - A Growing Sustainable Economy:

    • Priority 1: Infrastructure supporting new development;
    • Priority 2: Diverse, well-designed and affordable housing;
    • Priority 3: A growing sustainable economy;
    • Priority 4: Leveraging our strategic location through transport and logistics;
    • Priority 5: Integrated transport network including active transport;
    • Priority 6: Vibrant CBDs and strong local centres; and
    • Priority 7: Coordinated and well-planned growth precinct (Thurgoona Wirlinga).

    THEME 2 - An Enhanced Natural Environment:

    • Priority 8: Respond to our unique landscape setting;
    • Priority 9: An enhanced natural environment; and
    • Priority 10: Adapting to the impacts of urban and natural hazards and climate change.

    THEME 3 - A Caring Community:

    • Priority 11: Protect, conserve and celebrate our natural, built and Aboriginal cultural heritage; and
    • Priority 12: Great places for our community to enjoy.

    Read our Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement for more information on the planning priorities.

  • Our draft LSPS is a unifying document drawing together the key land use directions of both Local and State Government plans and policies.

    In particular, our LSPS is based on the aspirations, knowledge and values expressed by our residents who helped to create our City’s Vision and Community Values as part of our Community Strategic Plan (Albury2030), as well as other recent consultation activities to further understand our community’s priorities.

    Our LSPS also reinforces the Riverina Murray Regional Plan and our Two Cities One Community Plan to help ensure we contribute to our broader regional communities, environments and economies.

    The table on page 23 of our draft LSPS demonstrates the alignment of our LSPS planning priorities with the relevant directions, goals, themes and actions of these key plans.

  • No, the draft LSPS does not directly result in a change to land use zones or planning controls.

    Our draft LSPS brings together top-level land use directions of existing strategies. It also outlines actions and timelines to review existing strategies and identifies further plans to be prepared in order to support and update planning controls.

    For example, our draft LSPS outlines timelines to review our Land Use Strategy and Local Environmental Plan (LEP). These projects will include more detailed investigations to determine if any changes are required to our land use zones and planning controls. You will be given the opportunity to provide your input and have your say as these projects are undertaken.

    Also note, the maps within the LSPS are indicative and broad-scale illustrations only (not zoning maps). They are based on existing land use strategies and plans such as the Albury Land Use Strategy 2007, Albury Local Environmental Plan 2010, Thurgoona Wirlinga Precinct Structure Plan 2013 and Rural Lands Strategy 2015.

  • How can I make a submission? keyboard_arrow_right

    Anyone is welcome to make a submission.

    Submissions can be addressed to Luke Stein, PO Box 323 Albury NSW 2640 or info@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

    Your submission should clearly identify the aspects of the draft LSPS you support or object to and if possible include any reasons or rationale. Submissions need to include your name, address and contact details.

  • Your comments will be considered in finalising our LSPS and reported to Council (including a full-copy of your submission).

    You will be notified of the Council meeting date where submissions relating to the draft LSPS will be considered.

  • Following the exhibition period all submissions will be considered and reported to Council. A final LSPS is expected to be considered by Council later in 2020.

    Implementation follows adoption of the LSPS. The draft LSPS includes an Action Plan to coordinate future strategic land use planning and related activities over the short (0-3 years), medium (3-5 years) and long term (5-10 years). This includes review of existing planning documents and preparation of additional strategies to address any 'gaps' and strengthen our planning framework.

  • Our LSPS will be reviewed at least every 7 years but may be reviewed more frequently as circumstances require or to align with future reviews of our Community Strategic Plan (Albury 2030).

  • Our planning staff are available via phone or by appointment to assist with any inquiries. Contact Luke Stein, Senior Strategic Planner, on 02 6023 8111 or info@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

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