Feedback sought on draft Greater Lake Munmorah Structure Plan

Central Coast Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on the draft Greater Lake Munmorah Structure Plan on public exhibition until Sunday, May 26.
Council Director, Environment and Planning, Scott Cox, said the draft Greater Lake Munmorah Structure Plan was developed through significant analysis and stakeholder engagement, and once finalised, would deliver the first cohesive long term vision for land use in this important growth area of the Coast.
“This draft plan sets out a long-term vision for the Greater Lake Munmorah study area, ensuring the area is designed for sustainable growth, liveability and employment opportunities, whilst protecting the area’s unique character and sensitive natural settings,” Cox said.
“With a coherent framework for development, facilitation of future growth and prosperity of the area, the plan identifies appropriate development footprints for new residential and employment land, relevant staging requirements, plus appropriate transport, environmental and open space networks.”
The study area is a collection of 10 precincts connected by the Central Coast Highway: a biodiversity corridor; employment lands; Kingfisher Shores; sportsgrounds; Saliena Ave; Kamilaroo Ave; Chain Valley Bay; Northern Lake Munmorah; Southern Lake Munmorah; and, schools.
Council is also taking this opportunity to inform the community of projects taking place in surrounding suburbs which make up the planning area, including Northern Lakes, San Remo, Budgewoi and Toukley.
An interactive online map has been developed to make it easier for the community to zone in on the areas that interest them, view the draft plan precinct summaries and provide feedback.
Mayor, Jane Smith, said Council recognised the importance of an overview vision and framework for the future development of Greater Lake Munmorah as this area continued to grow in population, industry and as a popular destination for both tourists and locals.
“This structure plan will ensure the future liveability of the area and plan for a flourishing economy and well-connected spaces, while also providing greater certainty for the community with regard to land usage,” Mayor Smith said.
“Providing opportunities for the community to have their say is an integral stage in the development of this structure plan and the feedback will be used to finalise a plan that meets the need of the community, now and in the future.”
Public consultation closes on Sunday, May 26.

Media release, Apr 16
Central Coast Council

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