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Have your say on the Clarence Valley local strategic planning statement

Clarence Valley Council is encouraging residents and business owners to provide feedback on the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) which has just been put on public exhibition.

The LSPS will guide land use planning, and is a new legislative requirement designed to link NSW government strategic plans with Council’s plans and strategies. All Regional NSW councils are required to prepare an LSPS by July 2020.

Des Schroder, Director of Environment, Planning & Community said, “We live in one of the best regions in NSW, recently we have suffered a number of setbacks with drought, fire, flood and now the social and economic effects of coronavirus. This plan will help direct efforts to ensure the land use planning framework supports business and the community through recovery.”

“The Clarence Valley’s draft LSPS sets the vision for land use planning for the next 20 years and the priorities and actions that determine how this will be achieved. This will ensure we continue to protect our environment while accommodating population growth and enabling employment opportunities.”

“By aligning our local plans and strategies with the NSW Government’s strategic plans and working collaboratively with government and with the community we can use our resources efficiently and help make the Clarence Valley a community of opportunity,” he added.

The draft LSPS is on exhibition until Friday 5 June.

For more information go to www.clarence.nsw.gov.au/lsps