THE New South Wales Government last week announced that the public exhibition period for the draft Central Coast and Hunter regional plans has been extended until March 24.
The draft plans, which aim to guide the regions' needs for housing, jobs, infrastructure and a healthy environment, were released late last year by Planning Minister Rob Stokes.
The draft Hunter Regional Plan will, for the first time, contain a long-term plan for a combined Hunter City regional centre.
"This draft plan introduces the concept of Hunter City for the first time, recognising the benefit of coordinated planning for the area stretching from Lake Macquarie to Maitland and Newcastle," the Minister said when releasing the plan.
The draft Central Coast Regional Plan plan aims to deliver range of new housing options in and around the Gosford city centre, the Gosford to Erina and Tuggerah to Warnervale corridors and local centres across the region. New land release opportunities will also be made available in the Warnervale-Wadalba area and elsewhere in North Wyong.
The public consultation period for the draft Central Coast Regional Plan and the draft Hunter Regional Plan ends on 24 March 2016. More information is available from the Department of Planning and Environment website at <http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-Your-Area/Regional-Growth-Plans/>.