THE NSW Government has approved Wingecarribee Shire's local environmental plan (LEP). The plan aims to support the housing and employment needs of local residents in the Shire, whilst protecting the area's rural character.
Minister for Planning, Tony Kelly, said the plan represents a decade of effort by Wingecarribee Shire Council to update and modernise its existing local environmental plan (LEP), which is now more than 20 years old.
"The LEP reinforces the role of Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale as the Shire's commercial centres by concentrating new housing and an additional 29 hectares of commercial land near these centres," Mr Kelly said." By doing this, it helps support continuing green breaks of rural and environmental resource land between these townships which are a defining aspect of the Wingecarribee Shire," he said.
The LEP contributes toward achieving the target for Wingecarribee Shire of 8,700 new dwellings to 2031 as outlined in the regional strategy, including provision for 2,800 new infill dwellings across the Shire.