The draft Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan 2041 includes a proposal to establish a Country Universities Centre at Ulladulla, identifies investment opportunities for the Albatross Aviation and Technology Park and highlights the Shoalhaven riverfront as an untapped resource.
The Nowra City Centre has been named an emerging metropolis, South Nowra Industrial Area could accommodate up to 180 new industrial lots and up to 9,600 new dwellings could be constructed in the vicinity of Moss Vale Road, west of Bomaderry.
The launch of an interactive map this week provides Shoalhaven residents with an easy way to see the State Government’s vision for development over the next 20 years, and also allows people to have their say and even place a heart on their favourite village or town.
The contains 30 objectives to guide land use over the next two decades, including the provision for 30,000 new homes and more than 45,000 new jobs.
Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock says a green grid connecting parks, open spaces and bushland with cycle ways and pedestrian pathways will make the region’s natural beauty more accessible to residents and visitors, protecting our village lifestyle while promoting sustainable growth and job opportunities that are vital for the future of our region.
“A green grid connecting parks, open spaces and bushland with cycle ways and pedestrian pathways will make the region’s natural beauty more accessible to residents and visitors, protecting our village lifestyle while promoting sustainable growth and job opportunities that are vital for the future of our region,” she said.
“We’re now calling for the community to have their say on the plan which contains 30 objectives to guide land use over the next two decades.”
The plan is the NSW Government’s blueprint to ensure the ongoing prosperity and growth of the dynamic region that is made up of the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, and Shoalhaven local government areas.
It explores place-based opportunities to grow the national competitiveness of Metro Wollongong and looks at developing a NSW South Coast Marine Tourism Strategy as well as developing initiatives to protect and enhance the natural environment, including biodiversity corridors, riparian areas and Lake Illawarra storm water management.
The interactive map, found on the Planning NSW website allows people to look at plans their specific area. They can drop pins and leave comments and can even upload photos.
As the second largest centre in the Shoalhaven, the plan identifies Milton-Ulladulla’s as an important tourism region and, as the population grows education is becoming a stronger focus.
There is a proposal to establish a Country Universities Centre at Ulladulla.
It is also a place for housing choice, and the draft Regional Plan supports Councils’ commitment to review planning and development controls to increase residential density where appropriate.
The future Milton-Ulladulla Bypass will enhance the town centre as a place to live.
The Regional Plan supports The Albatross Aviation and Technology Park by committing to develop a precinct profile to identify the desired future role, land and infrastructure requirements, and a simplified planning process to activate investment opportunities.
Located alongside the HMAS Albatross naval air station, this 35-hectare precinct currently supports a cluster of electronics, IT, logistics and aviation businesses that is expected to support 1,500 jobs.
The 110 hectare South Nowra Precinct, which employs over 2,300 people and includes the Flinders Estate and the South Nowra industrial lands, has been identified as having potential to accommodate up to 180 new industrial lots.
The Regional Plan supports this precinct by committing to develop a precinct profile to identify the desired future role, land and infrastructure requirements, and a simplified planning process to activate investment opportunities.
An emerging metropolis, Nowra City Centre offers a diversity of functions and the Shoalhaven River has been highlighted as an untapped asset.
There are plans in place to replace the Nowra Bridge, upgrade Shoalhaven Hospital, and activate the riverfront, and leveraging these investments through collaboration between the NSW Government, council, health and education institutions, and the private sector will attract investment and economic development to achieve Nowra City Centre’s growth potential.
According to the plan, this would enhance open space, improve connections, increase safety and provide a catalyst for investment.
Nowra Bomaderry has been earmarked as a regionally significant growth area with a long -term capacity of 9,600 new dwellings with the current focus on the Moss Vale Road precincts.
Development of these new communities will be enhanced with access to active and public transport connections to enhance accessibility to diverse employment opportunities, retail, health and education facilities.
Identifying and coordinating the planning, funding and roll out of infrastructure and monitoring the take up of housing in growth area will help unlock housing supply.
To read the draft updated Regional Plan and SIC and have your say visit: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/ISRP