What is a Local Strategic Planning Statement?

Council's Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) describes how we will achieve our City's vision and uphold the community's values, through strategic planning. It guides the growth of the City as it evolves over the next 20 years.

The aim of the LSPS is to influence public and private investment so that it enhances the wellbeing of our people and the environment - making the City one of the most productive, adaptable, sustainable and liveable places in Australia.

Why is Council preparing a Local Strategic Planning Statement?

In March 2018, amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) introduced new requirements for councils to prepare a LSPS.

How does the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement support broader plans?

Our draft Plan includes strategies and actions that reinforce global, national and regional plans, including the Hunter Regional Plan and the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan. This ensures our City contributes to broader regional, national and global communities, environments and economies.

The Local Strategic Planning Statement forms part of Council's Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, and supports the Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan.

How can I provide feedback?

You can complete the online survey or upload a submission on this site. Alternatively, written submissions can be directed to:

CEO Lake Macquarie City Council

Box 1906 HRMCNSW2310

or via email council@lakemac.nsw.gov.au