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.

When developed the LSPS will have a planning vision and 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.

Mapping tool


Map it

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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