Review of the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy
Council has almost completed 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.
In addition to the 31 submissions to the MUSS review, Council has considered the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan (GNMP) 2036 and Hunter Regional Plan (HRP) 2036 as part of the review process.
Amendments have been made to the general format and structure of the document, including the renaming of the document from the Maitland Urban Settlement Strategy 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.
A draft 'Local Urban Development Program' (LUDP) under the Maitland Strategic Blueprint 2036 has now been prepared. The LUDP has been informed by the previous Land Release Program (LRP) of the MUSS, submissions received during the consultation process in 2018, and the GNMP 2036 and HRP 2036.
The draft Local Urban Development Program was placed on public exhibition from 18 April to 16 May 2019. Submissions received will be considered as part of a report to Council.
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