NSW GOVERNMENT OUTLINES VISION FOR NEW ENGLAND NORTH WEST
The people of the Tamworth Electorate are set to benefit from a refreshed vision for the region after the release of the New England North West Regional Plan 2041.
Mr Anderson said the plan had been updated following extensive community consultation with residents playing a key role in shaping the regions future.
“We already know that our region is a great place to live, and this updated plan will build on our vision for a better region by enabling more housing choice, a stronger agribusiness sector, and a more resilient and vibrant community,” Mr Anderson said.
“This new plan takes full advantage of what makes our region work so well, setting us up for success by boosting our strongest attributes and guiding planning and land-use decisions over the next 20 years.
“The NSW Nationals in Government are building a stronger region by building the infrastructure we need and implementing a plan for a brighter future.”
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the blueprint includes 22 objectives to maximise the region’s potential and natural beauty, and support the creation of more homes, jobs, and public spaces.
“Community feedback is an essential part of our planning system, so I want to thank everyone who made a submission and helped shape this final plan to deliver the best outcomes for their region,” Mr Roberts said.
“It’s clear what the region needs is more homes at different price points. One of the pillars of this updated plan is to establish a Housing Affordability Roundtable, to ensure we have the right housing in place to support new residents and seasonal workers.”
Mr Roberts said the vision identifies opportunities to benefit the agricultural industry, such as making it easier for farmers to grow and diversify their business through agritourism, promoting the Namoi Regional Job Precinct, and expanding freight networks to better access national and international markets.
“The region will also become a mecca for food and fibre processing and renewable energy production, as it edges towards net-zero emissions by 2050,” he said.
“Measures to prevent and manage natural hazards are also a priority. Actions have been set to require councils to update local strategies to adapt to climate change, review flood studies and make sure development is built in the right places.”
To view the final plan, visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/newenglandnorthwest2041