Local Strategic Planning Statement

The Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) was adopted by Council on 19 May 2020. To find out more about the LSPS click here.

The Vision

Local Strategic Planning Statement - Vision

We work collaboratively to deliver our planning priorities and actions while strengthening our community identity and quality of lifestyle in Shellharbour City.

In 2040 our community enjoys and respects our natural environment. Our urban and built environment are thriving, well connected, accessible and adaptable.

Read the draft

Public Exhibition

Council has endorsed the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) to be put on public exhibition until 22 April 2020. Thank you for your contribution, all submissions and feedback will be considered. The final Local Strategic Planning Statement will be reported back to Council to be formally endorsed.

The draft LSPS includes a range of planning priorities and actions on how Council will deliver the land use planning vision over the next 20 years. It demonstrates an understanding of the changes that will shape Shellharbour City’s future, so that we can create a future that is desirable for our community and visitors.

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Name General Manager
Phone 4221 6111
Email council@shellharbour.nsw.gov.au
Website www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/
In writing

Locked Bag 155

Shellharbour City NSW 2529

Informal feedback has now closed, thank you for your contribution.

You can leave informal feedback about the Draft LSPS below or make a formal submission in writing by 22 April.
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Our approach

What's it all about?

The Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) is a new strategic document that will guide the future of planning in the City.

The draft LSPS includes a planning vision and sets out planning priorities that will help determine how we manage our land now and into the future.

It will set out:

  • 20-year vision for land use in the local area
  • the special characteristics which contribute to local identity
  • shared community values to be maintained and enhanced
  • how growth and change will be managed into the future

The LSPS will be strategically linked to our Community Strategic Plan and reflect the same key areas - Community, Environment, Leadership and Economy. By addressing these areas in an integrated manner the LSPS will be developed with a holistic view ensuring that a variety of issues are considered within our planning framework.

Who we're planning for

Over the next 20 years Shellharbour's population is expected to reach 93,440, this is about 20,000 more people living here. When developed the LSPS will guide how we manage the City's growth.


Your ideas


Planning for our community is important and takes into account a range of factors for example; housing, arts and culture, heritage, a city that is accessible for everyone, and how we can move around the city in a healthy way.

Planning for our community’s future will help us to create a safe and vibrant city that reflects the diversity of who we are. Our community is changing and we need to consider our changing population and ensure that we have everything that they need.


Let's chat about how we can plan for the 'environment' for the next 20 years.

Planning for the future growth of our area needs to have a balanced approach. Managing the development around rural lands to enhance and protect our natural environment.

It will also help us to plan for our waterways and coastal zones and ensure these are healthy, and to protect our biodiversity. Planning for the future of our environment will ensure we are adaptable City that is planned for a changing environment.

Past feedback


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We have developed some planning themes, click on the 'i' information button for more details. By adding a marker to specific areas, you can share your views on these themes.

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