Lochinvar Structure Plan
Lochinvar is identified in the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy as a priority area to accommodate regional population growth. In October 2007, the Lochinvar Structure Plan was approved. The key objective of the plan is to ensure that any growth takes place in a coordinated and sustainable manner, in response to the character of Lochinvar.
The plan provides a broad framework for development in the Lochinvar area and to act as a guide for future investigations and decisions by Council and the community. It also provides for expanded urban development and associated facilities and services consistent with the principles of sustainable liveable neighbourhoods. That is, to provide for an urban structure of walkable neighbourhoods clustered to form towns of compatibly mixed uses that have access to services and facilities.