Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Clarence Valley a community of opportunity


The Clarence Valley is one of the best regions in Australia. So we need to plan ahead for employment opportunities, economic activity, and population growth, at the same time protecting our beautiful area that we love.

A Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) is a land use planning document. It sets out priorities for where new houses and industry should be, how we provide infrastructure and protect the environment and, our natural and built heritage.

The LSPS needs to implement the North Coast Regional Plan and must include or identify the planning priorities for the area consistent with our Community Strategic Plan – Our Clarence 2027.  The LSPS sits above our Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

Draft LSPS Summary

Draft LSPS 

Get involved

We want to further engage with you, the community, and a range of specific stakeholders to ensure the actions in the LSPS provide a planned vision for future land use, population growth and development in the Clarence Valley. The draft LSPS can be further improved by your contribution. You can make a submission below or join the debate and take a survey here.

Make a Submission


If you'd rather submit comments by email please send them to council@clarence.nsw.gov.au clearly marked “Draft LSPS”.

If you are unable to send us an email, you can send comments in writing to the General Manager, Clarence Valley Council, Locked Bag 23, Grafton, NSW 2460 - please mark comments “Draft LSPS”.

For further information email Stephen Timms or call 0400 446 576

Submissions close 12 noon on Friday 5 June 2020.

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