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Nelson Bay Strategy

The Strategy aims to guide Nelson Bay towards becoming more attractive to tourists, the business community and residents.

Nelson Bay Public Domain Plan

The Nelson Bay Public Domain Plan is currently on exhibition until 28 March 2019. View the plan and have your say.


Progressing the Nelson Bay Town Centre and Foreshore Strategy: A revised implementation and delivery program

On 25 September 2018, Council adopted the Progressing the Nelson Bay Town Centre and Foreshore Strategy: A revised implementation and delivery program (Delivery Program) (PDF 4.6MB).

The Delivery Program has been prepared to support efforts by all stakeholders to attract public and private investment to the Nelson Bay town centre. It makes the changes necessary to encourage investment in the Bay, such as amendments to planning controls (e.g. maximum building height limits and the introduction of floor space ratios) and provision for better quality public spaces.

The Delivery Program includes an implementation plan to replace the actions that accompany the Nelson Bay Town Centre and Foreshore Strategy 2012. It sets a forward direction by listing over 30 recommendations to encourage investment and improve the amenity and vibrancy of Nelson Bay town centre.

Nelson Bay Town Centre and Foreshore Strategy

The Strategy delivers a vision for change and details the key initiatives and strategies that will guide the Town Centre and Foreshore. The Strategy not only recommends planning controls for future developments and guidance for the revitalisation of the public domain, it also identifies the critical stages and considerations in delivering the Strategy’s vision.

The Nelson Bay Town Centre and Foreshore Strategy was adopted by Council on the 24 April 2012.

Nelson Bay Foreshore image
Nelson Bay Foreshore image