Your Future Macleay - Growth and Character

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Thank you for your generous engagement with Kempsey Shire Council's LSPS drafting process.

The strategy has now been adopted by Council and can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you are interested in the engagement process used to develop the LSPS it is outlined below.

Help us plan your home for the next 20 years

The Macleay Valley is a place of natural beauty, stunning landscapes, historic settlements, rich character and culture.

Kempsey Shire Council is finalising our Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), a tool that guides the next 20 years of land use in the shire. It will be the foundation for all strategic planning for the area, which includes defining the character of individual areas in Kempsey Shire and highlighting planning priorities for each of them. In short, a road map for planning in our area over the next 20 years.

Our draft LSPS document is branded ‘Your Future Macleay - Growth and Character’ to reflect its focus on our community’s economic, social, cultural and environmental land use needs and aspirations.

The draft Your Future Macleay - Growth and Character aims to identify the special characteristics of 13 locations across our region, from Kempsey to South West Rocks, Bellbrook to Stuarts Point, Crescent Head to Frederickton.

These statements of character were developed last year after our staff went into each of the 13 communities and spoke to individuals, held information stalls, attended council catch ups as well as publishing a discussion document on our online engagement portal.

But we want to hear your opinion on the descriptions we've used for our communities and the way our towns and villages may change over the next 20 years.

The draft document and supporting information on this page aims to help our community understand this new phase in the way we will manage planning in Kempsey for the next twenty years. Have your say on your place, on your shire and on our community’s character.

Exhibition Period

The exhibition period for the draft LSPS runs until 4.30pm Tuesday 8 September.

You can:

  • read the report that was presented to the July meeting of council
  • download the Draft LSPS document
  • read a physical copy of the document at our Customer Service Centre

Attend a question and answer session

Two online information sessions are being held

Monday 31 August

12.20-1.30 session link

https://kempsey-nsw-gov-au.zoom.us/j/81651297028?pwd=bWZ1NUhKanYzSkJZa09MUWYxNkFBQT09

or

5.30-6.30pm session link

https://kempsey-nsw-gov-au.zoom.us/j/85665473882?pwd=ZWwxcEZiRFhFL3ZqSWVXaWpVaGNTQT09

REGISTER HERE for a session.

Then have your say by completing the survey or making a submission. Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager and may be made electronically to ksc@kempsey.nsw.gov.au or in hard copy to PO Box 3078, West Kempsey, NSW 2440.

You can provide feedback through the online Online Submission below.

For more information

If you would like to discuss this proposal, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 6566 3200 or email ksc@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for your generous engagement with Kempsey Shire Council's LSPS drafting process.

The strategy has now been adopted by Council and can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you are interested in the engagement process used to develop the LSPS it is outlined below.

Help us plan your home for the next 20 years

The Macleay Valley is a place of natural beauty, stunning landscapes, historic settlements, rich character and culture.

Kempsey Shire Council is finalising our Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), a tool that guides the next 20 years of land use in the shire. It will be the foundation for all strategic planning for the area, which includes defining the character of individual areas in Kempsey Shire and highlighting planning priorities for each of them. In short, a road map for planning in our area over the next 20 years.

Our draft LSPS document is branded ‘Your Future Macleay - Growth and Character’ to reflect its focus on our community’s economic, social, cultural and environmental land use needs and aspirations.

The draft Your Future Macleay - Growth and Character aims to identify the special characteristics of 13 locations across our region, from Kempsey to South West Rocks, Bellbrook to Stuarts Point, Crescent Head to Frederickton.

These statements of character were developed last year after our staff went into each of the 13 communities and spoke to individuals, held information stalls, attended council catch ups as well as publishing a discussion document on our online engagement portal.

But we want to hear your opinion on the descriptions we've used for our communities and the way our towns and villages may change over the next 20 years.

The draft document and supporting information on this page aims to help our community understand this new phase in the way we will manage planning in Kempsey for the next twenty years. Have your say on your place, on your shire and on our community’s character.

Exhibition Period

The exhibition period for the draft LSPS runs until 4.30pm Tuesday 8 September.

You can:

  • read the report that was presented to the July meeting of council
  • download the Draft LSPS document
  • read a physical copy of the document at our Customer Service Centre

Attend a question and answer session

Two online information sessions are being held

Monday 31 August

12.20-1.30 session link

https://kempsey-nsw-gov-au.zoom.us/j/81651297028?pwd=bWZ1NUhKanYzSkJZa09MUWYxNkFBQT09

or

5.30-6.30pm session link

https://kempsey-nsw-gov-au.zoom.us/j/85665473882?pwd=ZWwxcEZiRFhFL3ZqSWVXaWpVaGNTQT09

REGISTER HERE for a session.

Then have your say by completing the survey or making a submission. Submissions should be addressed to the General Manager and may be made electronically to ksc@kempsey.nsw.gov.au or in hard copy to PO Box 3078, West Kempsey, NSW 2440.

You can provide feedback through the online Online Submission below.

For more information

If you would like to discuss this proposal, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Unit on 6566 3200 or email ksc@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

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    Kempsey Shire Council has adopted a new Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) branded ‘Your Future Macleay - Growth and Character’ which outlines a road map for planning in our area over the next 20 years.

    The LSPS outlines the community’s economic, social, cultural and environmental land use needs and aspirations and it will be a foundation for all strategic planning for the area.

    Crucially, the document details the special characteristics of 13 locations across our region, from Kempsey to South West Rocks, Bellbrook to Stuarts Point, Crescent Head to Frederickton, and outlines individual planning priorities for each of them.

    Kempsey Council General Manager Craig Milburn noted that these statements of character were developed after extended consultation in each of the 13 communities.

    “The LSPS is a tool that guides the next 20 years of land use in the shire and will be a foundation for all strategic planning for the area,” said Mr Milburn.

    “Council staff conducted one-on-one consultations, held information stalls, attended council catch-ups before publishing a discussion document on our online engagement portal Your Say Macleay and the final LSPS has responded to matters raised by members of the public and State agency submissions received over the public exhibition period.”

    Council officers will now request that the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment endorse the adopted Your Future Macleay – Growth & Character LSPS. The final document will also be uploaded to Council’s website and Your Say Macleay.

    Development of the next phase of Council’s long-term planning process, the new Community Strategic Plan (CSP), will commence in 2021, and staff will take this opportunity to review the LSPS to ensure alignment with the new CSP.