Draft Blacktown Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)

Submissions closed on 11 October 2019, 05:00 PM

The draft Blacktown Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) provides context and direction for land use decision making in Blacktown City for the next 20 years by outlining how future growth and change will be managed.

The draft Blacktown LSPS:

  • sets a 20-year land use vision and structure plan for our City
  • outlines the characteristics that make our community unique
  • directs how future growth and change will be managed
  • informs changes to the Blacktown Local Environmental Plan 2015 and Development Control Plan 2015 and to other plans that affect our City
  • identifies where further detailed strategic planning may be needed.

The draft Blacktown LSPS includes priorities and actions to support the vision for our City and to guide development, balancing the need for housing, jobs and services with the natural environment.

The draft Blacktown LSPS builds on the framework established under the Blacktown Community Strategic Plan, Our Blacktown 2036. It gives effect to the NSW Government's Greater Sydney Region Plan and Central District Plan.

After the exhibition period finishes, we will consider all written submissions before reporting to Council to endorse the final LSPS. Following Council's endorsement, we will seek the support of the Greater Sydney Commission. The Blacktown Local Strategic Planning Statement is required to be made by 31 March 2020.

 
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If you would like to comment, please forward your submission by close of business on 11 October 2019. Please quote reference F18/1530 and address your submission to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Blacktown City Council
PO Box 63
Blacktown  NSW  2148

Submissions can also be made by email to: council@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

An LSPS is a statement about how we will plan for our City in the future.  The draft Blacktown LSPS consists of descriptions, maps, diagrams and charts that provide context and direction for land use decision-making in Blacktown City.  It describes the characteristics that make our community unique, provides a 20-year land use vision for the City and sets out how future growth and change will be managed. 

The NSW Government requires all councils to prepare an LSPS that explains the basis for strategic planning in each area with regard to economic, social and environmental matters.  The draft Blacktown LSPS must be consistent with the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Region Plan and the Central City District Plan.  It must also align with the Blacktown Community Strategic Plan: Our Blacktown 2036. The draft Blacktown LSPS is consistent with these documents.

Our Blacktown 2036 outlines our vision for Blacktown City, the community’s aspirations and expectations and broad directions for our City.  The draft Blacktown LSPS builds on the outcomes of Our Blacktown 2036 and provides details on how these will be implemented across our City as we plan for our future.

The draft Blacktown LSPS will be used to inform decision making for our City.  It will help guide changes to Blacktown Local Environmental Plan 2015 (BLEP) and State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 and amendments to development control plans and other planning policies.

The draft Blacktown LSPS does not rezone land.  The Local Planning Priorities and Actions outlined in the draft Blacktown LSPS will inform future changes to land use zones in our City. Any such changes will be subject to separate public consultation.

The draft Blacktown LSPS sets out 18 Local Planning Priorities and 61 Actions for Council to do to deliver the 20 year vision and direction for our City.  Once adopted, the LSPS will guide the urban planning of our City as we respond to changes over the next 20 years.  The key areas of Infrastructure and collaboration, liveability, productivity, sustainability and implementation are based on the directions and planning priorities from the Central City District Plan.  This creates a clear connection between the NSW Government policy and the draft Blacktown LSPS.

Once the public exhibition period finishes, Council will consider all submissions and finalise the draft Blacktown LSPS. We will then send the draft Blacktown LSPS to the NSW Government for their endorsement before it comes into effect.