At the Council meeting held on 22 February 2022, Council considered a report on the draft Central Coast Regional Plan 2022. 

There were a number of concerns raised by staff in speaking to this item

Watch this item on the Council meeting recording. (It starts at about 58.38 mins into the meeting - and finishes at about 1.10.05)

Download a copy of the Report in the Council agenda here.

The points that were listed in the Powerpoint slides are below: 

Key comments and Recommendations

New “future growth areas” for employment land

  • Land already zoned for employment = 2137 Ha
  • Employment land identified by CCRP 2036 + NWSSP (not yet zoned) = 871
  • ADDITIONAL employment land identified by CCRP 2041 (not yet zoned) = 800
  • TOTAL = 3,808 Ha
  • 142 Ha - 160 Ha of additional employment land required in next 22 years
  • ADDITIONAL 800 Ha employment land not justified

New “future growth areas” for residential land

  • Sufficient residential land identified east of the M1 Motorway to accommodate housing targets over the 20 year life of the CCRP 2041
  • ADDITIONAL residential land west of the M1 Motorway not justified

Karagi Growth Area (The Entrance, Long Jetty and Bateau Bay)

  • Significant traffic constraints in Long Jetty
  • Do not promote further development until Central Coast Highway upgrade is designed and funded
  • Focus development at The Entrance to support viability and economic growth of the Town Centre

Transport Planning for the Central Coast

  • A major planning issue for the Central Coast
  • Better integration between transport and land use planning is required
  • Draft CCRP 2041 contains no transport planning objectives
  • Lack of clarity about proposed Warnervale Town Centre Station

Tuggerah-Wyong Corridor

  • Separation of Tuggerah Wyong centre into 2 centres of differing importance
  • Does not support the goal to increase the population and activity at Wyong

Crossover with the draft Hunter Regional Plan

  • Crossover of Central Lakes Planning District into Lake Macquarie LGA (Hunter Regional Plan)
  • Potential confusion in relation to future planning proposals
  • Framework for an inter-regional and coordinated approach is required


  • Lack of distinction between biodiversity and open space areas
  • Regional biodiversity connectivity not to be compromised as part of future growth plans
  • Biodiversity issues need to be addressed early in the rezoning process

Population and Employment Projections

  • No population, dwelling and job projections like the CCRP 2036

Minimum Residential Density

  • Minimum residential density of 50-75 dwellings per hectare is not appropriate in most instances
  • Steep increase from the more standard 12-15 dwellings per hectare in our greenfield development areas