Local Strategic Planning Statement

The DRAFT Singleton Local Strategic Planning Statement 2036 (SLSPS 2036) is being prepared by Singleton Council in accordance with the Direction issued by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, that regional council’s must have their Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) in place by 1 July 2020.

Once the SLSPS 2036 is adopted, it is intended for Singleton Council to repeal the Singleton Land Use Strategy 2008 (SLUS 2008) and the content of the SLSPS 2036 will override the SLUS 2008.

The SLSPS 2036 will be a 20 year plan, which sets the scene for how the Singleton Local Government Area (LGA) will grow and develop over time. It will guide updates and amendments to the Council’s Local Environmental Plan(s), Development Control Plan(s) and Local Contributions Plan(s). It will also assist in the prioritisation of strategic planning projects of Council.

The SLSPS 2036 will have statutory force under Part 3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act 1979). It is high-level in its nature and is informed by; and informs, the Hunter Regional Plan 2013 and Singleton Community Strategic Plan.

Planning proposals to amend Local Environmental Plans will be required to demonstrate consistency with the SLSPS 2036 once it is made, under the requirements of the NSW DP&E Guidelines for Preparing Planning Proposals.

The SLSPS 2036 intended to be supported by an implementation plan, which identifies the partner organisations that will support the Council in delivering the respective actions and the time by which the actions must be delivered.