The Rural Living Strategy provides a future direction for the settlements and land within the rural areas of the Great Lakes local government area.
It does not cover the future of the towns of Forster, Tuncurry, Hawks Nest, Tea Gardens, Pacific Palms or Smiths Lake as these are addressed in separate strategies. It does however consider the future rural living opportunities around those towns. The preparation of the Rural Living Strategy enables Council to address the big picture issues as well as giving an indication about the future direction for the development of an area. It is important to recognise that this strategy does not rezone land, however it does provide an indication of the future land use opportunities and designations for the areas identified.
Strategic and Environmental Assessment Title Page & Introductory Chapter
Strategic Environmental Assessment & Strategy
Background Data Report
The Rural Living Strategy was reviewed by the Department of Planning. The feedback from the Department and resulting Council resolution are available for viewing in the Council report from 11 October 2005 and the minutes of the same.