Liveable Neighbourhoods - Town Fringe

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Consultation has concluded

In May 2014, Council adopted the Liveable Neighbourhoods urban design report for the Town Fringe areas of Westport, Aston Hill and Town Beach East. The report recommended numerous changes to the planning controls for the area. Council is now proceeding to implement these recommendations by amending the Local Environmental Plan and the Development Control Plan.

Why should you be interested?

These changes directly relate to the design of future buildings in the area. If you live in the area, you will likely be interested in things like how tall a building could be built next door, how far from the boundary the walls might be, or how many people might ultimately live in the neighbourhood. If you have opinions and ideas, now is the best time to voice them by putting in a formal submission.

How can I get involved?

1.   You can read the following documents to find out more about what is being recommended:

2.   You can share your view by completing a submission in the tab below - closes 27 October

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


In May 2014, Council adopted the Liveable Neighbourhoods urban design report for the Town Fringe areas of Westport, Aston Hill and Town Beach East. The report recommended numerous changes to the planning controls for the area. Council is now proceeding to implement these recommendations by amending the Local Environmental Plan and the Development Control Plan.

Why should you be interested?

These changes directly relate to the design of future buildings in the area. If you live in the area, you will likely be interested in things like how tall a building could be built next door, how far from the boundary the walls might be, or how many people might ultimately live in the neighbourhood. If you have opinions and ideas, now is the best time to voice them by putting in a formal submission.

How can I get involved?

1.   You can read the following documents to find out more about what is being recommended:

2.   You can share your view by completing a submission in the tab below - closes 27 October

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


Consultation has concluded
  • Background Information from earlier engagement

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    Council has identified a number of town fringe precincts in Port Macquarie where this could occur, including Westport, Aston Hill and Town Beach West. Council has also commenced studies into the precincts of Town Beach East and Lord/Gordon Street precincts (see map)

     The project is guided by four principles:

    1. Neighbourhood Identity - building upon the unique attributes of each neighbourhood and enhancing the sense of community.
    2. Connectivity - prioritise movement of pedestrians and cyclists.
    3. Liveability - create desirable places.
    4. Delivery - public infrastructure improvements, incentives to encourage appropriate development

    Ways people have been involved so far:



  • Town Fringe Survey

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    Two surveys have been set up to gather information about experiences of the Town Fringe Precincts. One survey is for current residents within the identified precincts and the others is for interested people who do not currently live in the precinct.

    To complete a survey click on the statement that represents you. (time saving tip - you may wish to look at the map first to see how the area has been defined)

    1. I currently live in the study area.
    2. I don't live in the study area, but I do have an interest in the area.
  • Community Meeting

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    A community meeting to provide more information and discuss the project is being held:

    • When: Monday 24 February 2014, 5.00pm-6.30pm
    • Port Macquarie Library
    • Corner Grant and Gordon Streets

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