Adopted Plans & Strategies

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Forster/Tuncurry Employment Land Implementation Strategy 

The Forster Tuncurry Employment Lands Implementation Strategy was adopted by Council on 10 November 2009.  The Strategy was prepared by Hill PDA Consultants on behalf of Great Lakes Council to provide Council with a clear framework on which to plan the provision of areas for employment related activities, specifically retail, bulky goods, commercial and industrial, over the next 25 years in the Forster Tuncurry area.

A main purpose of the Strategy was to identify and recommend ways to attract a diverse range of employment generating businesses to Forster-Tuncurry.  To this end a range of planning, social, financial and marketing mechanisms were recommended.

South Forster Structure Plan

Adopted in 2007, the South Forster Structure Plan will guide the location of services and facilities (such as shopping, open space, drainage and community facilities), wildlife corridors, roads, residential densities, and pedestrian and cyclist routes as vacant land is rezoned and developed.

Due to the large size of the Plan it is not available to download in its entirety. However, a copy of the Executive Summary is available.  If you require a full copy of the South Forster Structure Plan, please contact Council.

Forster/Tuncurry Housing Strategy

The aim of the Strategy is to provide detailed information relating to housing supply and demand, including the housing needs of the future population. It is used to guide decisions on:

  • Residential densities in new urban areas.
  • Changes to residential zones.
  • Residential lot sizes and building controls.
  • Neighbourhood design.
  • Opportunities for affordable housing.

Council adopted the Forster/Tuncurry Housing Strategy subject to amendments on 12 December 2006.

Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest

Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Housing Strategy

Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest is an environmentally sensitive coastal location with a range of constraints affecting future housing development. The strategy provides a framework for the provision of future housing within Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest,  and is based on the following principles:

  • Reinforce and consolidate existing commercial centres.
  • Establish focal points for developments.
  • Encourage higher residential densities around focal points.
  • Protect natural features.
  • Restrict incompatible development.
  • Restrict inefficient use of land.
  • Maintain connections with existing towns.
  • Reduce reliance on cars.
  • Consider future technologies.

A number of mechanisms to maximise housing opportunities are recommended in the Strategy. Future housing diversity, dwelling density yields and housing affordability are also recommended in the Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Housing Strategy, which was adopted by Council on 28 November 2006.