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Strategies and Plans

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Arts & Culture Strategic Plan - Southern Highlands Inspired!

The plan represents the vision, aspirations, goals, priorities and challenges for our community in regard to arts and culture.



Bowral Parking, Traffic & Transport Strategy

The Bowral Parking, Traffic and Transport Strategy has been developed to address the impacts of future growth, that could be reasonably expected to occur, within the Bowral Town Centre, between present day and over the next 20 or so years.



Communication and Community Engagement Strategy

Strategy and policy for community engagement within the Wingecarribee Shire.


Community Safety Plan

The plan identifies four key community safety issues for the community and details how Council will work with relevant stakeholders to respond to and enhance community safety in the Wingecarribee Shire.


Community Strategic Plan - Wingecarribee 2031

The Community Strategic Plan (CSP) reflects the community’s aspirations and needs for the future. Wingecarribee Shire’s CSP, known as Wingecarribee 2031, is informed by relevant information relating to five key areas – Leadership, People, Places, Environment and Economy. Addressing these areas in an integrated manner, the CSP is developed with a holistic view ensuring that a variety of issues and challenges impacting on the local government area and the community are considered.


Customer Service Strategy 2016 - 2020 - Delivering a 'Customer First' Culture

The Strategy sets out key customer service principles and outlines the actions Council will take to better align with its organisational vision of Innovation, Effectiveness and Strong Leadership.



Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017 - 2021

The plan represents Council’s commitment to people with disability and our actions for improving opportunity and accessibility.


Emergency Management Plan

The Wingecarribee Shire EMPLAN (Emergency Management Plan) details the arrangements for, prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies within our Local Government Area.


Integrated Planning and Reporting

Details Council's Community Strategic Plan, Operational Plan, Budget, Delivery Plan, Resourcing Strategy and Long Term Financial Plan.


Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy

A 30-year strategy for the provision of appropriate, affordable, cost-effective and sustainable urban water services that meet community needs and protect public health and the environment.


Local Planning Strategy 2015-2031

The Local Planning Strategy comprises two Parts. Part One addresses Shire-wide issues and Part Two contains the Town and Village Precinct Plans.


Operational Plan 2020/2021 & Delivery Program 2017-2021

Council’s Operational Plan contains a number of projects, programs and activities (annual deliverables) covering the five key themes outlined in the Community Strategic Plan – Wingecarribee 2031 (CSP). The Operational Plan 2020/ 2021 demonstrates how Council will meet the commitments outlined in the Delivery Program 2017-2021 during the 2020/21 financial year and in turn seeks to achieve the broader goals outlined in the CSP.


Open Space Review & Long Term Strategy

Strategy for the long-term planning of the Shire’s open space areas which include formal floral gardens, recreation facilities, sports fields, passive recreation areas, and neighbourhood parks for social interaction.


Parks Strategy 2016

This strategy identifies existing land resources, the need for additional park land to meet future demographic changes, sets levels of service, supports requirements for developer contributions and identifies areas for special purpose recreational activities, for example, off leash dog parks.


Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plans

Pedestrian Access Mobility Plans (PAMP) for the Wingecarribee Shire.


Pesticides Notification Plan

The Plan provides information on how the community is notified of pesticide use on Council managed public places.


Plans of Management

Plans of Management set out how 'community land' is to be used, improved, managed and maintained.


Playspace Strategy

The plan sets out future provisioning for parks and play spaces in the Wingecarribee Shire. PDF

Positive Ageing Strategy & Action Plan 2016 - 2026

The Strategy sets out Council’s approach to supporting older people to live happy, healthy, independent lives and remain connected to the community as they age.


Public Toilet Strategy

The strategy provides guidance for Council on future provision, development and maintenance of public toilets in the Shire.


Recreational Walking Tracks Strategy

Part 1 - Strategy

Part 2 - Appendices

The Walking Tracks Strategy is to provide a framework for the management, enhancement and on-going maintenance of recreational walking tracks on Council owned or managed land within the Wingecarribee Shire. It also identifies a cohesive track network that offers active and challenging recreational experiences encompassing the Shire’s diverse and distinctive landscapes.

The Strategy provides guidance on the walking tracks at 16 Council owned or managed bushland reserves with authorised walking tracks. It identifies and categorises walking track difficulty level, along with a comprehensive strategy and action plan for future works.


South East & Tablelands Regional Plan

The Department of Planning and Environment has endorsed the South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036 which replaces the Sydney Canberra Corridor Regional Strategy 2031. The Regional Plan provides a planning blueprint for the next two decades.

In addition to Wingecarribee Shire, the South East and Tablelands Region comprises the following Local Government Areas - Bega, Eurobodalla, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Hilltops, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Snowy Monaro, Upper Lachlan and Yass Valley.


Southern Highlands and Tablelands Regional Action Plan

This plan identifies the actions the NSW Government will undertake in the region.



Southern Highlands Destination Strategy - 2020 -2030

Southern Highlands Destination Strategy - Background Report

The Destination Strategy considers a Desired Future which focuses on the region’s strengths, protecting what makes the area special, re-balancing the ageing population forecast, while driving economic growth and vitality in a sustainable and resilient manner. Based on four key pillars of People, Place, Prosperity and Partnership, the Strategy looks at issues of economic, social, environmental, cultural and civic leadership.

In partnership with local stakeholders, we’ll now use this strategy to direct the development of medium to long-term actions in the interests of shared future prosperity.


Town Centre Master Plans

The master plans are high level plans designed to provide a coordinated approach to future development. Master Plans contain a series of illustrations and explanatory text to specify the planning principles and controls within a particular area as a whole. Their intent is to guide landowners, government and the community on how public areas and assets can be improved and where development should occur.


Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy

The Wingecarribee Local Housing Strategy ‘Housing our Community’ provides a long-term planning framework to meet the housing needs of our community. The Strategy will guide the decisions that Council, the private sector and our community will make to deliver new living areas and a greater diversity of housing types to accommodate our growing population and changing demographics.


Wingecarribee Regional Economic Development Strategy 2018-2022

Addendum REDS impact Review

The Regional Economic Development Strategy articulates a framework for identifying actions crucial to achieving an economic vision for the region.

The strategy should be viewed as the first stage of a process that will assist those with an interest in the economic development of the region, particularly councils, communities and local businesses, in planning their future economic activities.

REDS Impact Review - Wingecarribee REDS fire impact Addendum


Wingecarribee Regional Economic Development Strategy: Supporting Analysis

This document details the Wingecarribee Regional Economic Development Strategy's
methodology, evidence and development process.


Youth Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2026

This plan ensures that Council maintains support of the youth population and encourages and promotes new ways of improving services and opportunities for young people.



Last Updated: December 16th, 2020
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