The Gunnedah Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) Future 2040 sets out the 20-year vision and road map for the future land use planning in the Shire. Future 2040 articulates four (4) key themes, eleven (11) planning priorities and fifty (50) actions. It identifies the special character and values that are to be preserved and how change will be managed into the future, and seeks to align future land use planning with the outcomes identified in the Gunnedah Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027. The document also gives effect to the New England North West Regional Plan 2036 by implementing those goals, directions, and actions relevant to our Shire, at a local level. It will also assist to shape how the development controls evolve over time to meet the community's needs.