Urban Growth Management Strategy

Rainbow Beach Development

Council has developed a draft Port Macquarie-Hastings Urban Growth Management Strategy (UGMS) 2017-2036.

The draft Strategy is presented in two volumes and aims to provide a planning framework for economic growth and development in the Port Macquarie-Hastings. It looks at population growth, the local environment and the actions needed to provide for well-planned housing and employment growth in the years ahead to 2036.

Council is committed to building partnerships with the local community and seeks your involvement in a review of the draft Strategy.

The community are invited to chat with Council staff and provide comment on the UGMS at community engagement sessions taking place as follows:

  • Lake Cathie - Tuesday 14 November
    • 1pm – 2.30pm Pop-up outside Woolworths
    • 3pm – 4.30pm Drop-in Session at Lake Cathie Community Hall
  • Wauchope - Friday 17 November
    • 9am – 10.30am Pop-up on High Street (opposite Branston St intersection)
    • 11am – 1pm Drop-in Session at Wauchope Community Hall
  • Laurieton - Wednesday 22 November
    • 1pm – 2.30pm Pop-up outside Coles
    • 3pm – 4.30pm Drop-in Session at Laurieton School of the Arts
  • Innes Lake - Friday 24 November
    • 10am – 11.30am Pop-up outside Coles in Shopping Centre
  • Port Macquarie - Monday 27 November
    • 11.30am – 1pm Pop-up outside the Glasshouse
    • 2pm – 4pm - Drop-in Session at Council’s offices in Burrawan Street, Port Macquarie


Anyone can inspect the draft strategy volumes (found in the document library to the right) and make written submissions until 22 December 2017.

Please note that any submission may be made public. Anyone who makes a submission (or has a financial interest in the submission) has to disclose any political donations or gifts they have made. More information on this is available on Council’s website or at Council’s offices.

For further enquiries, please contact Council’s Strategic Land Use Planning team on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Council has developed a draft Port Macquarie-Hastings Urban Growth Management Strategy (UGMS) 2017-2036.

The draft Strategy is presented in two volumes and aims to provide a planning framework for economic growth and development in the Port Macquarie-Hastings. It looks at population growth, the local environment and the actions needed to provide for well-planned housing and employment growth in the years ahead to 2036.

Council is committed to building partnerships with the local community and seeks your involvement in a review of the draft Strategy.

The community are invited to chat with Council staff and provide comment on the UGMS at community engagement sessions taking place as follows:

  • Lake Cathie - Tuesday 14 November
    • 1pm – 2.30pm Pop-up outside Woolworths
    • 3pm – 4.30pm Drop-in Session at Lake Cathie Community Hall
  • Wauchope - Friday 17 November
    • 9am – 10.30am Pop-up on High Street (opposite Branston St intersection)
    • 11am – 1pm Drop-in Session at Wauchope Community Hall
  • Laurieton - Wednesday 22 November
    • 1pm – 2.30pm Pop-up outside Coles
    • 3pm – 4.30pm Drop-in Session at Laurieton School of the Arts
  • Innes Lake - Friday 24 November
    • 10am – 11.30am Pop-up outside Coles in Shopping Centre
  • Port Macquarie - Monday 27 November
    • 11.30am – 1pm Pop-up outside the Glasshouse
    • 2pm – 4pm - Drop-in Session at Council’s offices in Burrawan Street, Port Macquarie


Anyone can inspect the draft strategy volumes (found in the document library to the right) and make written submissions until 22 December 2017.

Please note that any submission may be made public. Anyone who makes a submission (or has a financial interest in the submission) has to disclose any political donations or gifts they have made. More information on this is available on Council’s website or at Council’s offices.

For further enquiries, please contact Council’s Strategic Land Use Planning team on telephone (02) 6581 8111 or email to: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

  • UGMS submission

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 22 December 2017.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission will be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 22 December 2017.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

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