Draft Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan

Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who provided comments during this consultation. You can now check out the engagement summary. We are currently reviewing all submissions received and making any relevant changes to both the Background Study and draft Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan before seeking a resolution from Council to adopt the revised Plan. It is anticipated that a report will be submitted to Council in early 2019.

The Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan provides controls specific to the Mount Hutton area to ensure effective delivery and design of infrastructure, the built environment and enhancing the natural environment.


Thank you to everyone who provided comments during this consultation. You can now check out the engagement summary. We are currently reviewing all submissions received and making any relevant changes to both the Background Study and draft Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan before seeking a resolution from Council to adopt the revised Plan. It is anticipated that a report will be submitted to Council in early 2019.

The Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan provides controls specific to the Mount Hutton area to ensure effective delivery and design of infrastructure, the built environment and enhancing the natural environment.


Consultation has concluded
  • Mount Hutton's future outlined in draft plan

    8 months ago
    Residential development in ryhope st  mt hutton

    Mount Hutton would become an affordable housing hub with easy access to nearby services and facilities under a new plan to guide development and infrastructure in the suburb.

    The draft Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan is now on public exhibition, with feedback sought on the changes it proposes to cope with the suburb’s growth.

    Lake Macquarie City Council Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said much had changed in Mount Hutton since the existing Area Plan was implemented in 2004.

    The suburb’s population increased by almost 11 per cent in the five years to the 2016 ...

    Mount Hutton would become an affordable housing hub with easy access to nearby services and facilities under a new plan to guide development and infrastructure in the suburb.

    The draft Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan is now on public exhibition, with feedback sought on the changes it proposes to cope with the suburb’s growth.

    Lake Macquarie City Council Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said much had changed in Mount Hutton since the existing Area Plan was implemented in 2004.

    The suburb’s population increased by almost 11 per cent in the five years to the 2016 Census.

    “We’ve seen a lot of new development across Mount Hutton in the past five years and that is expected to continue,” Mr Hain said.

    “This plan provides controls to ensure the effective delivery and design of infrastructure, and the enhancement of key landscape and conservation features of the area.”

    The draft plan outlines construction of new or replacement infrastructure across parts of Mount Hutton, including road renewals, new roundabouts and traffic lights, shared pathways and upgraded stormwater drains.

    It proposes new on-road cycleways along Warners Bay Road, Violet Town Road and Helen Street.

    A new roundabout would be built at the corner of Wilsons Road and Violet Town Road, and new traffic lights at the Merrigum Street and South Street intersection would be installed to cope with increasing traffic.

    The draft plan also covers potential new road links, including connecting Glasshouse Ridge Road to Langdon Way, and separately to Sylva Place.

    However, it suggests removing a previously proposed new section of road linking Wilsons Road and Willow Road.

    Mr Hain said housing density guidelines in Mount Hutton would remain unchanged under the draft plan.

    “The aim is to strike a balance between built form and the natural landscape,” Mr Hain said.

    “A review concluded there was no current need to rezone additional land for medium density development, but a review in the next 5-10 years is recommended.”

    The draft Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan and a related background study are on exhibition until 5pm Monday 10 September at shape.lakemac.com.au/mount-hutton-area-plan.

    Hard copies are also available at Speers Point, Charlestown, Windale and Belmont libraries, and at Council’s administration building.