Review of the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy

Submissions on the review of the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy have now closed.

Council is undertaking its five yearly review of the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy (MUSS) 2012. This follows consideration of the draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan, and recent changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The MUSS is Council’s primary strategic land use policy framework to guide future land use directions and decisions in the Maitland Local Government Area.  The review will also consider strategic planning initiatives including Central Maitland Structure Plan, Activity Centres and Employment Clusters and Maitland +10, Community Strategic Plan.

  As part of this review, Council is calling for submissions from the community, development sector and Government Agencies with respect to:

  • Land that could potentially be included for future consideration for rezoning, or
  • Land that is already identified in the current MUSS, the status of which could potentially be elevated through the categories within the document

Amendments to the general format and structure of the document will also take place as part of the review, including the renaming of the document from the MUSS to ‘Maitland Strategic Blueprint 2036’ (MSB). Rather than having a singular focus of providing a local urban development program (LUDP), the MSB will be the City’s new overarching strategic land use planning document, and will contain, amongst other directives, a LUDP.

Key dates
31 May 2018

Open for submissions

10 July 2018

Closed for submissions

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For more information on the review of the MUSS 2012 contact 4934 9700 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or email