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Big plans for one LGA

By Staff Reporter
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A new long-term has been finalised to bring 17,000 homes to one area in New South Wales, according to a recent plan.

The Department of Planning and Infrastructure has finalised the North Wyong Shire Structure Plan, a high level land use strategy that will guide greenfield development over 11,500 hectares.

This will be focused n the northern and north eastern areas of the Wyong LGA and is intended to deliver the properties by 2031.

“The structure plan identifies capacity for almost 17,000 new homes and employment land for up to 17,100 jobs,” said Hunter and Central Coast regional director Michael Leavey.

Expected to provide 70 per cent of the Central Coast’s new housing and 60 per cent of new employment to 2031, the Wyong LGA’s new structure outlines the future location of key centres, transport routes and other infrastructure.

“It will guide planning and delivery of infrastructure and services by state agencies and Wyong council to support sustainable growth in the area,” said Mr Leavey.

“While the structure plan identifies land uses over a wide area, more detailed investigations and further community consultation will be needed to support any future proposals to rezone land for those uses,” Mr Leavey said.

Some areas earmarked for future urban development include Warnervale Town Centre, the Wyong employment zone and areas within Hamlyn Terrace and Wadalba.

Other developments worth up to $1 billion are also currently on exhibition for the Wyong Shire Council area.

“It also has the potential to create in excess of 1300 jobs for the local economy,” said mayor Doug Eaton.

“On any level, this is a significant development proposal that will have some very positive flow on effects for the whole Shire.

“I encourage the public, particularly those living in the new release areas of Warnervale, to view this plan and provide their feedback and comments.”

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