Strategic land use planning is the process of assessment and identification of future land uses. It is the process of planning for the future development of the Shire to accommodate the forecast growth demand for housing, jobs and the location and demand of services to meet that growth. It is a process of balancing the competing needs for expansion of urban land and services with protection of sensitive environments, ensuring recreational and community needs and promoting sustainable business and employment for the Shire.
Strategic land use planning operates within a wider State and Regional planning framework. Local planning is informed by and must be consistent with the State planning objectives.
Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit Works Program
Council’s Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit undertakes a range of projects which can broadly be categorised as: Council initiated strategic plans; Council initiated Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) and Development Control Plans (DCPs); and developer initiated Planning Proposals (LEP amendments) and DCP amendments.
In order to achieve a balance of the above the Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit Workplan (246kB PDF)
for prioritising multiple projects competing for limited resources is reported to Council annually (usually in May for the coming financial year). This sets out the project priorities and forward plans over a three year period.
Anyone considering a new or an amendment to the Tweed Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or requiring further information on the plan making process should contact staff of Council’s Strategic Planning and Urban Design Unit on (02) 6670 2400.