Greater Sancrox

Consultation has concluded

Council has prepared a draft Structure Plan to guide future development of land in the Greater Sancrox Area and to stimulate discussion prior to creating a final plan.

The draft Structure Plan sets out a long-term vision for future land use and development in the Greater Sancrox Area for about the next 20 years.

To find out more and get involved:

  • Read the Draft Structure Plan 2014 - 2034
  • make an online submission - below - close 20 October 2014.
  • complete an online survey - below
  • Come along to an information session - see below
  • Read supporting documents and information in the library section of this site.

For more information contact Senior Strategic Planner, Sandra Bush on (02) 6581 8111 or email sandra.bush@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Council has prepared a draft Structure Plan to guide future development of land in the Greater Sancrox Area and to stimulate discussion prior to creating a final plan.

The draft Structure Plan sets out a long-term vision for future land use and development in the Greater Sancrox Area for about the next 20 years.

To find out more and get involved:

  • Read the Draft Structure Plan 2014 - 2034
  • make an online submission - below - close 20 October 2014.
  • complete an online survey - below
  • Come along to an information session - see below
  • Read supporting documents and information in the library section of this site.

For more information contact Senior Strategic Planner, Sandra Bush on (02) 6581 8111 or email sandra.bush@pmhc.nsw.gov.au
Consultation has concluded
  • Outcome of your feedback

    about 4 years ago

    In February 2015 a report was presented to Council.

    At this meeting it was decided to defer final decision making to allow for consideration as part of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Urban Growth Management Strategy (UGMS) review.

    This review will help inform whether urban development for the LGA should be permitted west of the Highway as well as the viability of rural residential development in the Greater Sancrox area.

    Council also resolved that following completion of the UGMS review, that the implications of the review for the Greater Sancrox be reported back to Council for further consideration. It is expected that the UGMS review will be completed mid-2016.





    In February 2015 a report was presented to Council.

    At this meeting it was decided to defer final decision making to allow for consideration as part of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Urban Growth Management Strategy (UGMS) review.

    This review will help inform whether urban development for the LGA should be permitted west of the Highway as well as the viability of rural residential development in the Greater Sancrox area.

    Council also resolved that following completion of the UGMS review, that the implications of the review for the Greater Sancrox be reported back to Council for further consideration. It is expected that the UGMS review will be completed mid-2016.





  • Background information

    about 5 years ago

    Key recommendations of the draft Structure Plan include:

    • Watercourses and habitat linkages are to be protected to provide habitat connectivity,including rehabilitation and buffering in accordance with Council policy.
    • Areas of existing vegetation outside of the watercourses, habitat linkages and buffer areas are to be managed to ensure that the total amount of vegetation cover in the Sancrox area is not reduced. This is to ensure that the habitat range for the Masked Owl and Powerful Owl can be sufficiently sustained for these endangered species to survive in the long-term.
    • Environmental conservation areas (e.g habitat linkages) are to be zoned for Environment Protection and managed in private ownership.
    • Suitable minimum lot sizes ensure environmental conservation areas do not become fragmented.
    • A review of traffic capacity and safety issues related to the Rawdon Island Road/Oxley Highway intersection needs to be carried out to determine whether to relocate this intersection to the east, or upgrade it in its current location.
    • Where required, construction of the new north-south link road and upgrades to Bushlands Drive, Sancrox Road and Rawdon Island Road are to be facilitated through new development, both in provision of land and as a financial contribution.
    • Extension of water main and sewer connections will be required to service new development.
    • Appropriate buffers around the industrial and gateway lands should be provided to ensure a satisfactory level of amenity to adjoining residential and rural residential development and in the case of industrial development, appropriate visual screeningfrom the Pacific Highway.
    • Key implementation issues for precincts within Sancrox and proposed staging for detailed rezoning investigations are included in the draft Structure Plan.

    Key recommendations of the draft Structure Plan include:

    • Watercourses and habitat linkages are to be protected to provide habitat connectivity,including rehabilitation and buffering in accordance with Council policy.
    • Areas of existing vegetation outside of the watercourses, habitat linkages and buffer areas are to be managed to ensure that the total amount of vegetation cover in the Sancrox area is not reduced. This is to ensure that the habitat range for the Masked Owl and Powerful Owl can be sufficiently sustained for these endangered species to survive in the long-term.
    • Environmental conservation areas (e.g habitat linkages) are to be zoned for Environment Protection and managed in private ownership.
    • Suitable minimum lot sizes ensure environmental conservation areas do not become fragmented.
    • A review of traffic capacity and safety issues related to the Rawdon Island Road/Oxley Highway intersection needs to be carried out to determine whether to relocate this intersection to the east, or upgrade it in its current location.
    • Where required, construction of the new north-south link road and upgrades to Bushlands Drive, Sancrox Road and Rawdon Island Road are to be facilitated through new development, both in provision of land and as a financial contribution.
    • Extension of water main and sewer connections will be required to service new development.
    • Appropriate buffers around the industrial and gateway lands should be provided to ensure a satisfactory level of amenity to adjoining residential and rural residential development and in the case of industrial development, appropriate visual screeningfrom the Pacific Highway.
    • Key implementation issues for precincts within Sancrox and proposed staging for detailed rezoning investigations are included in the draft Structure Plan.