Councils Future Planning

Consultation has concluded

John Downes Park

Councils future planning suite of documents is currently in the draft stage. These documents outline all the goals and strategies that will guide Councils future planning. This includes the detailed program of capital works for 2017/18.

High priority areas include:

  • $30.6M to be spent on Roads and Transport
  • $39.5M contribution towards Sewerage Services
  • $32.6M on managing the Water Supply
  • $16.8M planned for Waste Management

Key projects across the region include:

  • Hastings River Drive/Newport Island Road Roundabout intersection upgrades
  • Lake Road upgrade - carriageway between Toorak Ct and Oxley Highway
  • Port Macquarie Airport - Terminal Upgrade
  • Hastings Regional Sporting facility - Stage 1 development
  • Comboyne Road - Hartys Creek Bridge
  • Camden Haven River Recreational Boating improvements
  • Area 15 sewerage upgrade
  • A number of playground upgrades across the region

These are some of the major projects planned for the next Operational Plan.

The 2017-2018 Operational Plan is currently in draft stage and outlines all the activities, programs and capital works Council undertakes during the next financial year, with a projected spending of $215.7M.


You are invited to have a look at the documents and to have your say.

(look in the Document Library section on your right)

  • Draft Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan (CSP) - initially developed with the community and adopted in 2011 the CSP is an overarching ten year plan that is prepared by Council and the community based on community priorities.
  • Draft 2017-2021 Resourcing Strategy - provides resources required to implement the strategies in the CSP and the principal activities undertaken in the Delivery Program. The Resourcing Strategy consists of three components: Long Term Financial Plan; Workforce Management Strategy; and Asset Management Strategy & Plan.
  • Draft 2017-2021 Delivery Program (DP) - has been developed by the newly elected council following the September 2016 local election to cover a four year period commencing 1 July 2017. It outlines Council’s commitment to the Port Macquarie-Hastings community during the four year term of office. These commitments focus on achieving the aspirations of the community as detailed in the Community Strategic Plan.

  • Draft 2017/2018 Operational Plan (OP) - is a one year sub-plan of the Delivery Program that lists individual actions that will be undertaken during the financial year. The Operational Plan also includes Schedule of Fees and Charges, Revenue Policy and Rating Maps.

  • Just have time for a quick overview? Read the factsheet for a brief summary.

The plans are on exhibition until 18 May 2017 and a viewing copy is available at Council Libraries and Customer Services Centres in Laurieton, Port Macquarie and Wauchope.


Have your say

Any person may make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period.

All submissions received will be reported to Council along with possible actions and budget implications.

Submissions close 18 May 2017.

To share your views about the draft Planning documents use the Online Submission tab below. Remember you must register by clicking on the Sign in to have a say! blue button at the top right of the page and log on.

Or send an email to: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Or post your response to:

The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

For more information contact the Integrated Planning and Reporting Team on (02) 6581 8111

Councils future planning suite of documents is currently in the draft stage. These documents outline all the goals and strategies that will guide Councils future planning. This includes the detailed program of capital works for 2017/18.

High priority areas include:

  • $30.6M to be spent on Roads and Transport
  • $39.5M contribution towards Sewerage Services
  • $32.6M on managing the Water Supply
  • $16.8M planned for Waste Management

Key projects across the region include:

  • Hastings River Drive/Newport Island Road Roundabout intersection upgrades
  • Lake Road upgrade - carriageway between Toorak Ct and Oxley Highway
  • Port Macquarie Airport - Terminal Upgrade
  • Hastings Regional Sporting facility - Stage 1 development
  • Comboyne Road - Hartys Creek Bridge
  • Camden Haven River Recreational Boating improvements
  • Area 15 sewerage upgrade
  • A number of playground upgrades across the region

These are some of the major projects planned for the next Operational Plan.

The 2017-2018 Operational Plan is currently in draft stage and outlines all the activities, programs and capital works Council undertakes during the next financial year, with a projected spending of $215.7M.


You are invited to have a look at the documents and to have your say.

(look in the Document Library section on your right)

  • Draft Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan (CSP) - initially developed with the community and adopted in 2011 the CSP is an overarching ten year plan that is prepared by Council and the community based on community priorities.
  • Draft 2017-2021 Resourcing Strategy - provides resources required to implement the strategies in the CSP and the principal activities undertaken in the Delivery Program. The Resourcing Strategy consists of three components: Long Term Financial Plan; Workforce Management Strategy; and Asset Management Strategy & Plan.
  • Draft 2017-2021 Delivery Program (DP) - has been developed by the newly elected council following the September 2016 local election to cover a four year period commencing 1 July 2017. It outlines Council’s commitment to the Port Macquarie-Hastings community during the four year term of office. These commitments focus on achieving the aspirations of the community as detailed in the Community Strategic Plan.

  • Draft 2017/2018 Operational Plan (OP) - is a one year sub-plan of the Delivery Program that lists individual actions that will be undertaken during the financial year. The Operational Plan also includes Schedule of Fees and Charges, Revenue Policy and Rating Maps.

  • Just have time for a quick overview? Read the factsheet for a brief summary.

The plans are on exhibition until 18 May 2017 and a viewing copy is available at Council Libraries and Customer Services Centres in Laurieton, Port Macquarie and Wauchope.


Have your say

Any person may make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period.

All submissions received will be reported to Council along with possible actions and budget implications.

Submissions close 18 May 2017.

To share your views about the draft Planning documents use the Online Submission tab below. Remember you must register by clicking on the Sign in to have a say! blue button at the top right of the page and log on.

Or send an email to: council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Or post your response to:

The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

For more information contact the Integrated Planning and Reporting Team on (02) 6581 8111

Consultation has concluded
  • Council's Budget for 2017/2018 Adopted

    about 1 month ago

    At the 21 June Ordinary meeting, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council adopted a suite of future plans, including the 2017/18 Operational Plan and budget.

    In addition to the 2017/18 Operational Plan, Council adopted the 2017-2021 Delivery Program, the 2017-2021 Resourcing Strategy and the revised Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan.

    There are more than $100 million of exciting community infrastructure projects occurring during the next 12 months including the design of the Hastings Regional Sporting facility in Wauchope; commencing the delivery of sewerage schemes in Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point; upgrading the terminal at Port Macquarie Airport; repairs to the Dunbogan Bridge; continued resealing and rehabilitation of local roads; playground upgrades across our region, and much more.

    There are also numerous projects underway that span multiple financial years, including road reconstruction and rehabilitation works such as Ocean Drive at Lakewood, King Creek Road and Gordon St in Port Macquarie. Works to improve Port Macquarie Town Green and Town Square are already underway, Stingray Creek Bridge is nearing completion and the next stage of the Wauchope Pool redevelopment will commence soon.

    Council also delivers services such as water, sewer and waste services, library services, cultural services and will continue to maintain more than $2 billion of assets on behalf of the community.


    At the 21 June Ordinary meeting, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council adopted a suite of future plans, including the 2017/18 Operational Plan and budget.

    In addition to the 2017/18 Operational Plan, Council adopted the 2017-2021 Delivery Program, the 2017-2021 Resourcing Strategy and the revised Towards 2030 Community Strategic Plan.

    There are more than $100 million of exciting community infrastructure projects occurring during the next 12 months including the design of the Hastings Regional Sporting facility in Wauchope; commencing the delivery of sewerage schemes in Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point; upgrading the terminal at Port Macquarie Airport; repairs to the Dunbogan Bridge; continued resealing and rehabilitation of local roads; playground upgrades across our region, and much more.

    There are also numerous projects underway that span multiple financial years, including road reconstruction and rehabilitation works such as Ocean Drive at Lakewood, King Creek Road and Gordon St in Port Macquarie. Works to improve Port Macquarie Town Green and Town Square are already underway, Stingray Creek Bridge is nearing completion and the next stage of the Wauchope Pool redevelopment will commence soon.

    Council also delivers services such as water, sewer and waste services, library services, cultural services and will continue to maintain more than $2 billion of assets on behalf of the community.


  • Pop up kiosk in Port Macquarie

    2 months ago
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    The sixth info kiosk pops up this time in the Hay Street Forecourt


    The sixth info kiosk pops up this time in the Hay Street Forecourt
  • Listening in Laurieton

    2 months ago
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    Residents in Laurieton chatting to the Project Team

    Residents in Laurieton chatting to the Project Team
  • Have Your Say Lake Cathie

    2 months ago
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    The Project Team chatting to locals at Lake Cathie



    The Project Team chatting to locals at Lake Cathie