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Draft land strategies on public exhibition

Have your say on the draft land strategies by 16 February 2020.13 December 2019

Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on two important draft land use strategies currently on public exhibition.

The draft Residential and Commercial Land Strategies work towards the community’s vision outlined in the Bega Valley Shire Community Strategic Plan 2040 and the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036, and once adopted will inform the Bega Valley Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement 2040 (LSPS).

Council has been working with specialist consultants, local residents and business people to review and address the future land needs across the Shire.

Council’s Director Community, Environment and Planning, Alice Howe, said those involved in the initial consultation processes had provided invaluable knowledge, in addition to creative thinking and solutions.

“The issues raised, and information shared during workshops, community meetings and interviews informed the draft strategies and character statements for our towns and we are very keen to carry this momentum forward through this public exhibition period,” Dr Howe said.

“The draft Residential Land Strategy addresses the future need for housing and provides direction about how and where residential growth will occur and makes recommendations about how Council can support housing supply and diversity.

“Opportunities for industry growth and trends such as physical changes in commercial centres, changing technologies, and national and global economic factors are all explored in the draft Commercial Land Strategy. It also establishes a commercial centres hierarchy for the Shire and identifies actions that can be taken by Council to address these trends.

The draft strategies can be viewed at and hard copies are available at the libraries at Bermagui, Bega, Tura Beach and Eden; at the Council Offices in Zingel Place, Bega; and at the Bemboka, Candelo, Cobargo and Tathra post offices.

Submissions regarding the draft report can be made until Sunday 16 February 2020, via Council’s Have Your Say page (see link above), via email at, or by post to PO Box 492, Bega NSW 2550.

For more information contact Anna Bowman, on (02) 6499 2384 or email

Photo: Have your say on the draft land strategies by 16 February 2020.


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