Changes to Local Environmental Plan at Thrumster

Consultation has concluded

Following on from planning control changes earlier this year, further amendments are proposed to  the land zoning map and minimum lot size for Thrumster.

Changes also include relocation of the future neighbourhood centres and regional playing fields as well as an extension of a residential development area on Thrumster Street.

To find out more - the following information is in the document library:
To have your say click on the submission tab below.

All submissions received will be considered prior to final adoption.

For more information contact Steve Schwartz on (02) 6581 8111 or email steve.schwartz@pmhc.nsw.gov.au





Following on from planning control changes earlier this year, further amendments are proposed to  the land zoning map and minimum lot size for Thrumster.

Changes also include relocation of the future neighbourhood centres and regional playing fields as well as an extension of a residential development area on Thrumster Street.

To find out more - the following information is in the document library:
To have your say click on the submission tab below.

All submissions received will be considered prior to final adoption.

For more information contact Steve Schwartz on (02) 6581 8111 or email steve.schwartz@pmhc.nsw.gov.au





Consultation has concluded
  • Outcome of previous engagement

    almost 5 years ago

    In May this year Council invited submissions from the public about proposed changes to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2013. The aim of the changes was to incorporate planning controls for Thrumster currently a stand-alone document.

    The following documents were provided at that time:

    1. An Information Sheet for more details
    2. Draft changes Part 1 and Part 2 (split for easier downloading)

    A report was presented to the Council meeting in July 2014. Click Council report to see a copy of this document.


    In May this year Council invited submissions from the public about proposed changes to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2013. The aim of the changes was to incorporate planning controls for Thrumster currently a stand-alone document.

    The following documents were provided at that time:

    1. An Information Sheet for more details
    2. Draft changes Part 1 and Part 2 (split for easier downloading)

    A report was presented to the Council meeting in July 2014. Click Council report to see a copy of this document.


  • Thrumster development will boost local economy - media release

    about 5 years ago

    12 August 2014

    One of the major benefits of proposed development at Thrumster is a significant boost to the local economy in the form of job creation during the construction phase and business and employment opportunities thereafter.

    Development of a new urban area in Thrumster will accommodate up to 10,000 residents. The vision for Thrumster includes the formation of six unique neighbourhoods and various precincts.

    Council predicts nearly 20 years worth of construction activity delivering a steady supply of commercial and residential buildings every year. More than one third of all new building approvals each year in the local government...

    12 August 2014

    One of the major benefits of proposed development at Thrumster is a significant boost to the local economy in the form of job creation during the construction phase and business and employment opportunities thereafter.

    Development of a new urban area in Thrumster will accommodate up to 10,000 residents. The vision for Thrumster includes the formation of six unique neighbourhoods and various precincts.

    Council predicts nearly 20 years worth of construction activity delivering a steady supply of commercial and residential buildings every year. More than one third of all new building approvals each year in the local government area are expected to come from Thrumster.

    When fully developed the area is expected to provide up to 2,000 jobs across a broad variety of employment sectors including commercial, retail, high tech and light industries, and opportunities for small offices and home businesses that can take advantage of the optic fibre network.

    The first retail developments, including a Woolworths supermarket and service station, are already approved for the centre but yet to start construction. The additional supply of housing at Thrumster may also help to keep housing costs in the Port Macquarie-Hastings from rising at an unsustainable rate.

    Councillor Trevor Sargeant said that the retention of the Town Centre Population and Employment Strategy in the Development Control Plan for the Thrumster area was an important principle that supported ongoing employment opportunities for this new area.

    “Council’s planning for the Thrumster area has recognised the need for employment associated with the increase in population and has promoted employment opportunities through the Thrumster Town Centre and home based business planning provisions,” Cr Sargeant said.

    “This plan is a positive step in the right direction thanks to Council staff for including, within their consideration of planning matters for the Thrumster area, a wider perspective involving population and employment.”

    Residential development outlined in the plan is expected to deliver more than 4,000 dwellings over the next two decades.  


  • Development Control Plans (DCP)

    over 5 years ago

    Development Control Plans

    A Development Control Plan is the key supporting document to the Local Environmental Plan. This plan provides detailed guidance for the design considerations, general standards and area based provisions related to development.

    Council is continuing to update and reformat the Development Control Plan. Parts 1 to 4 of the previous Development Control Plan were revised and reformatted in 2013. Part 5 will be gradually phased in over time.

    The area-based plans for Thrumster are the first of the area-based plans under Part 5 to be changed to the new format.


    Development Control Plans

    A Development Control Plan is the key supporting document to the Local Environmental Plan. This plan provides detailed guidance for the design considerations, general standards and area based provisions related to development.

    Council is continuing to update and reformat the Development Control Plan. Parts 1 to 4 of the previous Development Control Plan were revised and reformatted in 2013. Part 5 will be gradually phased in over time.

    The area-based plans for Thrumster are the first of the area-based plans under Part 5 to be changed to the new format.


  • About the Thrumster Development Control Plan

    over 5 years ago

    The Area 13 Thrumster Development Control Plan was adopted by Council in June 2008 and came into force on 24 December 2008. The plan has since been amended to incorporate neighbourhood provisions for North Oxley, Thrumster Town Centre, West Lindfield and Partridge Creek Residential and Industrial neighbourhoods.

    If adopted by Council, the draft provisions will be included as a new chapter within Part 4 of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2013. The Area 13 Thrumster Development Control Plan will become redundant and subsequently repealed.

    The key changes include the following.

    • A reduction in the amount of background information and removal of guidance for neighbourhood plans.
    • Integration of neighbourhood controls with the general controls, including reformatting into the single column layout of the 2013 Development Control Plan
    • Removal or consolidation of duplicated controls.
    • Updating terms and references.
    • A revised dwelling yield control for clarity and flexibility.
    • Revised requirements relating to Vegetation Management Plans
    • Addition of proposed new controls for South Oxley.

    The Thrumster planning controls set out a structure of six distinct neighbourhoods, each with their own planning controls where necessary, to be prepared in stages as the area develops. South Oxley is the final neighbourhood to undergo planning. Draft development controls for the South Oxley neighbourhood are also incorporated in the reformatted document and highlighted for public feedback.





    The Area 13 Thrumster Development Control Plan was adopted by Council in June 2008 and came into force on 24 December 2008. The plan has since been amended to incorporate neighbourhood provisions for North Oxley, Thrumster Town Centre, West Lindfield and Partridge Creek Residential and Industrial neighbourhoods.

    If adopted by Council, the draft provisions will be included as a new chapter within Part 4 of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Development Control Plan 2013. The Area 13 Thrumster Development Control Plan will become redundant and subsequently repealed.

    The key changes include the following.

    • A reduction in the amount of background information and removal of guidance for neighbourhood plans.
    • Integration of neighbourhood controls with the general controls, including reformatting into the single column layout of the 2013 Development Control Plan
    • Removal or consolidation of duplicated controls.
    • Updating terms and references.
    • A revised dwelling yield control for clarity and flexibility.
    • Revised requirements relating to Vegetation Management Plans
    • Addition of proposed new controls for South Oxley.

    The Thrumster planning controls set out a structure of six distinct neighbourhoods, each with their own planning controls where necessary, to be prepared in stages as the area develops. South Oxley is the final neighbourhood to undergo planning. Draft development controls for the South Oxley neighbourhood are also incorporated in the reformatted document and highlighted for public feedback.