Settlements Strategy

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

We need your feedback to help guide future planning decisions for the Snowy Monaro's towns and villages.

The Snowy Monaro Settlements Strategy (the document) is a key outcome of the Snowy Monaro Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The document seeks to provide a strategic land use planning framework for all towns and villages across the Snowy Monaro. The document integrates with the broader regional and statewide planning policy. This strategy is consistent and gives effect to the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan and Snowy Monaro LSPS.

The document seeks to outline a planning framework moving forward, such as appropriate controls required as part of a Local Environmental Plan or Development Control Plan. These controls include but are not limited to recommendations regarding land zonings, minimum lot size, height of building, floor space ratio and heritage protection. These recommendations are proposed to inform a new planning framework for the Snowy Monaro Region, including a new Snowy Monaro Local Environmental Plan and new Snowy Monaro Development Control.

The document is split into 12 sections; section 1 ‘Preliminary’ covers the overarching context of the document. Section 2 ‘Strategic and Legislative Context integrates this document with state and regional planning policy and consistency with relevant legislation. Sections 3 -9 set out the local context of towns and villages across the Snowy Monaro and focus on the five strategic growth centres identified in the LSPS. Sections 10 and 11 are the Strategic sections setting out where future growth should go and why. Section 12 sets out the recommendations and the implementation of the recommendations.

The Snowy Monaro Settlement Strategy has adopted an evidence-based and rigorous approach to directing sustainable growth in the region. The development of the Strategy has been undertaken collaboratively with Council’s Strategic Planning staff, with input from other key stakeholders, including over two months of community engagement. the strategy is has been drafted with regard to the 12 planning priorities outlined in the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).

  1. Protect and enhance the cultural and built heritage of the Snowy Monaro Region
  2. Protect and enhance the scenic landscape of the Snowy Monaro Region
  3. Identify protect and encourage restoration of environmental value in the Snowy Monaro Region
  4. Move towards a carbon-neutral future
  5. Promote, grow, and protect agricultural production and industry
  6. Provide for employment lands in appropriate locations that maximise the potential for business growth and efficiency
  7. Support development of the Snowy Mountains as Australia’s premier year-round alpine destination
  8. Provide a variety of housing options throughout the Snowy Monaro Region
  9. Use appropriate localised and evidence-based planning controls to respond to a diverse Snowy Monaro Region and provide for the recreational needs of the community
  10. Foster resilient, enduring and safe local communities using land use planning controls which address natural hazards in the Snowy Monaro Region
  11. Identify and integrate transport corridors and connections with the right types and levels of development
  12. Capitalise on Growth and Change by preparing for new business and population

Council seeks feedback from the community on this document.

Please provide your feedback via the below form or by emailing us directly council@snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au with your comments.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 1 February 2021.

Hard copies of the draft documents can be found at all Council offices and libraries:

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Offices

  • Cooma - 81 Commissioner Street, Cooma
  • Berridale – 2 Myack Street, Berridale
  • Bombala – 71 Caveat Street Bombala
  • Jindabyne – 2/1 Gippsland Street Jindabyne

Snowy Monaro Regional Libraries

  • Cooma – 61 Vale Street, Cooma
  • Bombala – 163 Maybe Street, Bombala
  • Mobile Library Service

Definitions: A copy of Local Environmental Plan Definitions can be found via: https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/epi-2006-155a#dict (PDF version on right of screen under 'Draft Settlements Strategy and Appendices')

Mapping

Online mapping showing the current and proposed draft zones and minimum lot sizes can be accessed here:

https://ssa.snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au/connect/analyst/mobile/#/main?mapcfg=2020%20LEP%20Review%20Public (guide to using interactive mapping available on right side of screen).

PDF maps are available in the panel on the right of the screen.

Snowy Monaro LSPS Action 10.7 - Investigation of Heavy Vehicle Alternative Route (southern bypass) for Cooma

Council would like to further seek feedback on communities support for LSPS action 10.7 which is to 'Investigate heavy vehicle alternative route options for Cooma, Bombala and Berridale and support the SAP team to investigate an alternative route/bypass for Jindabyne'. Specifically Council would like to gauge community support to a heavy vehicle alternative route (southern bypass) connecting the Monaro Hwy south of Cooma with Kosciuszko Rd/Snowy Mountains Hwy to the West. Note exact alignment would require further investigation. Please answer the quick poll on this page to give your feedback.


We need your feedback to help guide future planning decisions for the Snowy Monaro's towns and villages.

The Snowy Monaro Settlements Strategy (the document) is a key outcome of the Snowy Monaro Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The document seeks to provide a strategic land use planning framework for all towns and villages across the Snowy Monaro. The document integrates with the broader regional and statewide planning policy. This strategy is consistent and gives effect to the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan and Snowy Monaro LSPS.

The document seeks to outline a planning framework moving forward, such as appropriate controls required as part of a Local Environmental Plan or Development Control Plan. These controls include but are not limited to recommendations regarding land zonings, minimum lot size, height of building, floor space ratio and heritage protection. These recommendations are proposed to inform a new planning framework for the Snowy Monaro Region, including a new Snowy Monaro Local Environmental Plan and new Snowy Monaro Development Control.

The document is split into 12 sections; section 1 ‘Preliminary’ covers the overarching context of the document. Section 2 ‘Strategic and Legislative Context integrates this document with state and regional planning policy and consistency with relevant legislation. Sections 3 -9 set out the local context of towns and villages across the Snowy Monaro and focus on the five strategic growth centres identified in the LSPS. Sections 10 and 11 are the Strategic sections setting out where future growth should go and why. Section 12 sets out the recommendations and the implementation of the recommendations.

The Snowy Monaro Settlement Strategy has adopted an evidence-based and rigorous approach to directing sustainable growth in the region. The development of the Strategy has been undertaken collaboratively with Council’s Strategic Planning staff, with input from other key stakeholders, including over two months of community engagement. the strategy is has been drafted with regard to the 12 planning priorities outlined in the Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).

  1. Protect and enhance the cultural and built heritage of the Snowy Monaro Region
  2. Protect and enhance the scenic landscape of the Snowy Monaro Region
  3. Identify protect and encourage restoration of environmental value in the Snowy Monaro Region
  4. Move towards a carbon-neutral future
  5. Promote, grow, and protect agricultural production and industry
  6. Provide for employment lands in appropriate locations that maximise the potential for business growth and efficiency
  7. Support development of the Snowy Mountains as Australia’s premier year-round alpine destination
  8. Provide a variety of housing options throughout the Snowy Monaro Region
  9. Use appropriate localised and evidence-based planning controls to respond to a diverse Snowy Monaro Region and provide for the recreational needs of the community
  10. Foster resilient, enduring and safe local communities using land use planning controls which address natural hazards in the Snowy Monaro Region
  11. Identify and integrate transport corridors and connections with the right types and levels of development
  12. Capitalise on Growth and Change by preparing for new business and population

Council seeks feedback from the community on this document.

Please provide your feedback via the below form or by emailing us directly council@snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au with your comments.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 1 February 2021.

Hard copies of the draft documents can be found at all Council offices and libraries:

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Offices

  • Cooma - 81 Commissioner Street, Cooma
  • Berridale – 2 Myack Street, Berridale
  • Bombala – 71 Caveat Street Bombala
  • Jindabyne – 2/1 Gippsland Street Jindabyne

Snowy Monaro Regional Libraries

  • Cooma – 61 Vale Street, Cooma
  • Bombala – 163 Maybe Street, Bombala
  • Mobile Library Service

Definitions: A copy of Local Environmental Plan Definitions can be found via: https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/epi-2006-155a#dict (PDF version on right of screen under 'Draft Settlements Strategy and Appendices')

Mapping

Online mapping showing the current and proposed draft zones and minimum lot sizes can be accessed here:

https://ssa.snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au/connect/analyst/mobile/#/main?mapcfg=2020%20LEP%20Review%20Public (guide to using interactive mapping available on right side of screen).

PDF maps are available in the panel on the right of the screen.

Snowy Monaro LSPS Action 10.7 - Investigation of Heavy Vehicle Alternative Route (southern bypass) for Cooma

Council would like to further seek feedback on communities support for LSPS action 10.7 which is to 'Investigate heavy vehicle alternative route options for Cooma, Bombala and Berridale and support the SAP team to investigate an alternative route/bypass for Jindabyne'. Specifically Council would like to gauge community support to a heavy vehicle alternative route (southern bypass) connecting the Monaro Hwy south of Cooma with Kosciuszko Rd/Snowy Mountains Hwy to the West. Note exact alignment would require further investigation. Please answer the quick poll on this page to give your feedback.