Planning for the future

With Australia's increasing population more homes are needed to cater for demand. We're finding ways to accommodate this growth in the Manning Valley that won't compromise our way of life.

How planning in the Manning Valley fits together

How planning in the Manning Valley fits together

There is a layered approach to planning in NSW from what applies across the state to what...

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Mid North Coast Regional Strategy

Mid North Coast Regional Strategy

The Department of Planning and Environment guide future housing and employment growth through the Mid North Coast Regional Strategy. The...

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Local strategies

Local strategies

Local strategies and plans have been put in place to guide development in the Manning Valley. While some...

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Rezonings

Rezonings

A planning proposal is required to support an application for a rezoning and it is the first step in preparing or amending a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)

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Village plans

Village plans

Village plans Following the Pacific Highway bypassing of Coopernook, Johns River and Moorland, village plans were prepared for these settlements. These plans provide: ...

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Future growth

Future growth

The Manning Valley is set to experience significant residential and employment growth over the coming years. Find more...

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Heritage & history

Heritage & history

Our local history, the rules around heritage listing, funds that can assist to restore heritage items.

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Community statistics

Community statistics

All of our plans take into consideration the current profile of our community, the expected growth rate...

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Development Control Plan

Development Control Plan

This plan provides guidelines for development of your land.

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Local Environmental Plan

Local Environmental Plan

This plan details what you can and can't do on your land. 

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Voluntary Planning Agreements

Voluntary Planning Agreements

Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs) are a legally binding agreement between Council and a landowner. 

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Developer Contributions

Developer Contributions

When development occurs future residents require infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, parks and community services. These costs can’t be met by Council alone.

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Coastal management

Coastal management

Coastal management is a complex issue, subject to environmental conditions and government policy.

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Northern Gateway Stage 1

Northern Gateway Stage 1

*Proposed Transport Hub* The Northern Gateway Transport Hub has the potential to deliver over $40million into the region’s economy...

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Planning changes

Planning changes

Plans we are currently changing are listed here.

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Draft Manning Valley Local Strategy

Draft Manning Valley Local Strategy

The draft local strategy provides clear priorities for future planning.

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