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Help us build a blueprint for Gunnedah Shire’s future

18 October 2019

Gunnedah Shire Council is creating a planning blueprint for the next 20 years, but needs to hear exactly what is important to shire residents and businesses.

Work is starting on the Shire’s first Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), the plan that will guide the future of Gunnedah Shire to 2040.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said this would be a key document for managing the use of the Shire’s land.

“We need to move into the next two decades with a clear plan of how we want our land use to look in 2040,” Cr Chaffey said.

“The Local Strategic Planning Statement will take into account exactly what is important to our residents and businesses. It will look at the mix of land use, the priorities we have for our Shire, and will create a vision for a community that is ready to take advantage of future opportunities.”

What is the LSPS?

  • The Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) is a document that will:
  • Determine how Gunnedah Shire Council will manage land in the Shire for the next 20 years
  • Tell us how growth and change will be managed in the future
  • Describe the special characteristics and community values of the area that should be retained
  • Support the priorities of our Community Strategic Plan
  • State agencies will use the LSPS to inform their infrastructure planning and service delivery for schools, hospitals and transport.


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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.