Regional plan celebrates the Central Coast
Encouraging more diverse housing, prioritising infrastructure delivery, and revitalising the night-time economy are features of an updated vision for the Central Coast.
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts released the finalised Central Coast Regional Plan 2041 today, which will guide the region’s future over the next 20 years and responds to community feedback.
“With the region’s population expected to grow by almost 57,000 by 2041, there’s no surprise this booming community is facing housing pressures,” Mr Roberts said.
“Our blueprint identifies actions to boost local housing stock, including encouraging innovative solutions such as tiny homes and 3D-printed housing, and establishing an Urban Development Program Committee to oversee the plan’s implementation.
“The Committee will also monitor the housing supply pipeline and facilitate infrastructure coordination to unlock development-ready land, enabling industry to build more homes in the right areas.
“The Central Coast is one of four areas where Urban Development Programs will be rolled out in response to recommendations made by the Regional Housing Taskforce, with Upper Hunter, Mid-Coast, and the Canberra Region also set to benefit.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the plan includes initiatives to promote sustainability, improve the night-time economy, and enhance connections to public space.
“Meeting our net zero emissions by 2050 target will be prioritised in all planning decisions, as well as ensuring the daily needs of residents can be accessed within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from where they live, reducing reliance on cars,” Mr Crouch said.
“It also highlights strategies to help Aboriginal communities better control the destiny of their land, direct development away from important environmental areas, improve the water quality of Tuggerah Lakes, and expand the Coastal Open Space System.
“The finalised plan also includes objectives to revamp the Central Coast’s nightlife, such as offering more after-hours activities, and allowing shops, cafes, galleries and museums to open their doors for longer in popular tourist towns.”
To view the blueprint, visit https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/centralcoast2041