What is a place plan?
Plans that put people and places first. Place plans start with our community – your values and priorities for your place. Together, we identify the unique local character of a place and the ways our community can shape, enhance or protect these aspects.
A place plan is guided by strategic documents – we put a local filter on all of our Council’s existing strategies to make one easy-to-read, action-oriented plan. It also includes analysis of potential opportunities for a place in line with the community’s vision.
Every place is unique and so is every place plan. A place plan may include events and activities, projects and works, actions for community, land use changes and more. A place plan is an easy-to-read plan for the future of a place – it outlines the community's vision for their place and actions to achieve that vision.
Why do we need place plans?
- Plans that put people and places first – it starts with our community's values and priorities for their place. Together, we identify the unique local character of a place and the ways our community can shape, enhance or protect these aspects.
- Creating vibrant places – to improve the liveability and wellbeing of our communities. Place plans help us plan for future programs and services, invest in infrastructure, attract investment and bring life to our streets.
- Empowering our community – our community wants to see action in their town centres, not plans that sit on a shelf. That’s why we’re taking a collaborative approach and working with our community to create great places.
Karuah Place Plan
Future planning at Karuah is focused on driving social wellbeing, creating a more connected town centre, better accessibility to the waterfront and improved community facilities for all to enjoy.
Medowie Place Plan
The Medowie Place Plan recognises the values and priorities of the Medowie community. It has been designed to support the Medowie Planning Strategy by identifying additional opportunities for residential development, employment lands and public infrastructure.
Hinterland Place Plan
The Hinterland Place Plan will consolidate the Hinterland’s strengths, ambitions, and identify short, medium and long-term actions that Council and the communities can work on to create opportunities. The Place Plan also sets out a pathway to nurture everything that’s already great about the Hinterland!
Tilligerry Place Plan
In June 2023 we’re commencing the development of the Tilligerry Place Plan with a series of workshops. This Place Plan will cover all suburbs on the Tilligerry Peninsula including Oyster Cove, Tanilba Bay, Mallabula and Lemon Tree Passage.