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Submission deadline for draft regional plan

Submissions for Draft Central Coast Regional Plan 2041, which is a 20-year plan, are due by midnight today.

4 March 2022

 

This new draft CCRP2041 is not just a review of the previous plan – it is a complete re-write. It is written by developers – for developers. Even the Council (under Administration) is objecting to elements of this draft CCRP2041. For more details go to Central Coast Friends of Democracy website.

 

The draft CCRP2041 is a difficult document to read. However, it is important for you to make a submission if you can.

 

Below are some brief points that you might consider including in a submission. You can visit Central Coast Friends of Democracy website for more information.

 

Some key points to consider including in your submission:

 

  • Concerned about governance and probity around the process in developing the draft CCRP 2041 - Stakeholders have been dominated by developer groups with no community, social or environmental stakeholders involved;

 

  • Reject any proposal for development west of the M1  – protection of drinking water catchment and agriculture lands;

 

  • No need to rezone land for employment – there is already sufficient land already zoned as employment / business lands to meet projected needs;

 

  • Transport is a significant issue for the Central Coast. The plan should include objectives related to addressing poor public transport serving for the region;

 

  • The plan fails to properly plan for climate change, with the Central Coast an area at risk from extreme weather events;

 

  • Failure to properly plan for biodiversity protection- Green Infrastructure terminology does not protect natural areas and biodiversity;

 

  • Plan should include specific actions to protect and expand COSS lands;

 

  • The community consultation process has been inadequate;

 

  • Airport should be removed from the plan. The land is better suited for higher value uses;

 

  • The draft Plan references Council's Local Strategic Planning Statement. This was never completed and requires further consultation; and

 

  • Reject the draft CCRP 2041 in its current form. Department of Planning should undertake further detailed community consultation.

 

The draft plan is on exhibition and open to submission until 11.59pm Friday 4 March 2022.

 

To make a submission you can:

 

Upload a submission by clicking here, or email your submission to: centralcoast@planning.nsw.gov.au

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