Yippin Creek

Consultation has concluded

Yippin Creek Structure Plan adopted

At the Ordinary Meeting on 15 March 2017, Council adopted the Yippin Creek Structure Plan following the completion of a second public exhibition.

The Plan is a 20 year vision that provides a strategy to guide land use planning priorities and decisions for the Yippin Creek area to 2036.

The vision for Yippin Creek is ‘a well-planned urban community, which respects and reflects it’s unique natural setting, sustains a connected and healthy community and provides a valued addition to the town of Wauchope’.

The Structure Plan and background information is available in the Document Library (on the right).

Further information

Contact Sandra Bush of the Strategic Planning team on 6581 8111.

Yippin Creek Structure Plan adopted

At the Ordinary Meeting on 15 March 2017, Council adopted the Yippin Creek Structure Plan following the completion of a second public exhibition.

The Plan is a 20 year vision that provides a strategy to guide land use planning priorities and decisions for the Yippin Creek area to 2036.

The vision for Yippin Creek is ‘a well-planned urban community, which respects and reflects it’s unique natural setting, sustains a connected and healthy community and provides a valued addition to the town of Wauchope’.

The Structure Plan and background information is available in the Document Library (on the right).

Further information

Contact Sandra Bush of the Strategic Planning team on 6581 8111.

Consultation has concluded
  • Past exhibitions in relation to Yippin Creek structure plan

    about 3 years ago

    The public exhibition of the Yippin Creek Issues Paper closed on 16 November 2015.

    We would like to thank everyone who took the opportunity to review the Issues Paper or attend the community information meeting. All feedback and written submissions were formally acknowledged and reviewed by staff in the relevant sections (e.g. Water, Sewer and Road Engineers). The comments received were greatly appreciated and very helpful in informing the preparation of a Draft Structure Plan.

    A Draft Structure Plan was reported to the 15 June 2016 meeting of Council where it was resolved to place the Draft Plan on public...

    The public exhibition of the Yippin Creek Issues Paper closed on 16 November 2015.

    We would like to thank everyone who took the opportunity to review the Issues Paper or attend the community information meeting. All feedback and written submissions were formally acknowledged and reviewed by staff in the relevant sections (e.g. Water, Sewer and Road Engineers). The comments received were greatly appreciated and very helpful in informing the preparation of a Draft Structure Plan.

    A Draft Structure Plan was reported to the 15 June 2016 meeting of Council where it was resolved to place the Draft Plan on public exhibition. Letters have since been sent out to all affected landowners and an advertisement placed in the Wauchope Gazette and Port Express to confirm the exhibition details. We again invite and welcome input from anyone who is interested in having their say regarding the future of the Yippin Creek area.

    After the public exhibition period, all submissions will be reviewed and changes made to the Draft Plan to respond to the feedback. The final Draft Structure Plan will then be reported to a meeting of Council for consideration and potential adoption.

    If adopted by Council, the Structure Plan will inform future rezoning, land use and infrastructure provision in the Yippin Creek Area. Implementation of the Structure Plan will be undertaken in consultation with landowners, the community, State government agencies and other stakeholders.

    If you have any questions about the Draft Structure Plan, please contact Sandra Bush on 6581 8025 or by email sandra.bush@pmhc.nsw.gov.au.
  • What has happened so far

    almost 4 years ago

    What do you think should be included in a discussion paper as part of planning for future land use at Yippin Creek?

    Background

    An area on the western edge of Wauchope at Yippin Creek, has been identified in the
    Port Macquarie-Hastings Urban Growth Management Strategy 2011-2031as a key area for urban/residential over the next 20 years.

    The Yippin Creek area contains farmland (mostly grazing), bushland and rural residential uses. In addition, a Manufactured Housing Estate, known as the Oxley Club, has been approved for land in the south-west but is not yet constructed.

    Preliminary investigations have commenced to establish a long-term land use planning framework (structure plan) for staged development in the Yippin Creek area in consultation with the current landowners and the Wauchope community.

    As a first step in the process, a meeting for study area landowners was held on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. Below in the Updates tab, are some of the key issues raised at the landowners meeting and some of the maps presented at the meeting are in the Document Library.

    Note:these maps are preliminary only and do not represent Council’s formal position in relation to future infrastructure provision. No recommendations or decisions in relation to future development in the study area have been made at this early stage of the Structure Plan process.

    Council’s planning staff will now prepare a more detailed Discussion Paper prior to further consultation with landowners and the wider community.

    What do you think should be included in a discussion paper as part of planning for future land use at Yippin Creek?

    Background

    An area on the western edge of Wauchope at Yippin Creek, has been identified in the
    Port Macquarie-Hastings Urban Growth Management Strategy 2011-2031as a key area for urban/residential over the next 20 years.

    The Yippin Creek area contains farmland (mostly grazing), bushland and rural residential uses. In addition, a Manufactured Housing Estate, known as the Oxley Club, has been approved for land in the south-west but is not yet constructed.

    Preliminary investigations have commenced to establish a long-term land use planning framework (structure plan) for staged development in the Yippin Creek area in consultation with the current landowners and the Wauchope community.

    As a first step in the process, a meeting for study area landowners was held on Tuesday, 28 April 2015. Below in the Updates tab, are some of the key issues raised at the landowners meeting and some of the maps presented at the meeting are in the Document Library.

    Note:these maps are preliminary only and do not represent Council’s formal position in relation to future infrastructure provision. No recommendations or decisions in relation to future development in the study area have been made at this early stage of the Structure Plan process.

    Council’s planning staff will now prepare a more detailed Discussion Paper prior to further consultation with landowners and the wider community.
  • Landowners Meeting

    about 4 years ago

    As a first step in the process in engaging the community, a meeting for study area landowners was held on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 in the Wauchope Showground Hall attracting approximately 35 people.

    The intent of the meeting was to provide an initial introduction to Council’s planning investigations for the area and to obtain landowners’ thoughts, ideas and feedback on the opportunities, constraints and issues that exist.

    A number of valuable insights were gained from the meeting and Council would like to thank everyone who attended.

    Some of the key issues raised related to:

    • How big the future lots should be.
    • Adequacy of the existing road network and the potential for links to the surrounding area.
    • Flood impact on roads from the north (Beechwood Road) and from the south (Oxley Highway).
    • The need to plant more trees to compensate for any clearing of native vegetation.
    • High groundwater levels in the area and likely impact on stormwater drainage as a result of additional development.
    • The provision for major infrastructure including stormwater drainage (where not able to be provided on-site), sewerage and water supply.



    As a first step in the process in engaging the community, a meeting for study area landowners was held on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 in the Wauchope Showground Hall attracting approximately 35 people.

    The intent of the meeting was to provide an initial introduction to Council’s planning investigations for the area and to obtain landowners’ thoughts, ideas and feedback on the opportunities, constraints and issues that exist.

    A number of valuable insights were gained from the meeting and Council would like to thank everyone who attended.

    Some of the key issues raised related to:

    • How big the future lots should be.
    • Adequacy of the existing road network and the potential for links to the surrounding area.
    • Flood impact on roads from the north (Beechwood Road) and from the south (Oxley Highway).
    • The need to plant more trees to compensate for any clearing of native vegetation.
    • High groundwater levels in the area and likely impact on stormwater drainage as a result of additional development.
    • The provision for major infrastructure including stormwater drainage (where not able to be provided on-site), sewerage and water supply.