Local Strategic Planning Statement
Council has prepared a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) to set out a 20 year vision for land use planning in Maitland.
The LSPS explains how Council intends to manage population growth while respecting the existing character of the city's suburbs and community values.
Council has considered what land types the community will need for the future in terms of housing, employment, community facilities, transport and the environment as well as how Council will address global trends like climate change and advances in technology.
The LSPS explains how state and regional plans, such as the Hunter Regional Plan 2036 and the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan 2036, will be implemented in the Maitland LGA. The LSPS will identify the challenges that the local area will face over the next 20 years and look at how the existing controls in the Maitland Local Environmental Plan 2011 and Maitland Development Control Plan 2011 may need to change to meet the community's needs - now and in the future.
Council conducted an extensive community and stakeholder engagement at the early stage of this process between September 2019 to December 2019 to inform its first LSPS. The findings of this engagement have been used to develop a land use vision and local planning priorities.
Have your say
Feedback on the draft LSPS public exhibition has closed. Thank you to everyone who had their say about the future of land use planning for our city.
All submissions were considered by Council as part of the finalisation of the draft document.
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LEP Health Check reported to Council
Councillors and staff consultation
Pop up stalls at Rutherford, Thornton, The Levee
Community consultation closed
Public exhibition commences
Public exhibition closes
Council adopts LSPS
- Draft Maitland Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040+ (15.72 MB)
- Fact sheet LSPS (103.95 KB)
- Frequently Asked Questions (129.58 KB)
- Guidelines for councils (2.62 MB)
- Maitland Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040+ (18.92 MB)
- Maitland Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040+ Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report (10.19 MB)