Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Environmental Plan 2011
Current version for 17 April 2020 to date (accessed 2 June 2020 at 06:57)
Part 1 Clause 1.2
1.2   Aims of Plan
(1)  This Plan aims to make local environmental planning provisions for land in Port Macquarie-Hastings in accordance with the relevant standard environmental planning instrument under section 3.20 of the Act.
(2)  The particular aims of this Plan are as follows—
(a)  to protect, conserve and sustainably manage the ecological biodiversity and natural environment of the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
(b)  to facilitate a strong and diverse local economy within the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
(c)  to manage and coordinate the orderly, equitable and economic use and development of land within the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
(d)  to facilitate the provision and coordination of community services and facilities within the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
(e)  to facilitate adaptive planning for natural hazards and risks, including flooding, erosion, inundation, land stability, bush fire risk and acid sulfate soils within the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
(f)  to reinforce the role of the Port Macquarie-Hastings area’s settlement hierarchy, centred on Port Macquarie and supported by its surrounding towns and villages,
(g)  to ensure the effective management of public assets within the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
(h)  to provide a land use framework for development within the Port Macquarie-Hastings area that is safe, inclusive and equitable, and caters for the housing, employment, entertainment, cultural, welfare and recreational needs of residents and visitors,
(i)  to ensure that development does not conflict with the hierarchy of business and retail centres in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area and the role of the Greater Port Macquarie Central Business District as the focal point for subregional functions and service delivery,
(j)  to identify and protect features of environmental, cultural or visual importance within the Port Macquarie-Hastings area,
(k)  to ensure that new urban development makes a positive contribution to the public domain and streetscape,
(l)  to facilitate efficient use of urban land and infrastructure by appropriate staging of development and ensuring appropriate density of development,
(m)  to provide effective and efficient connectivity and movement corridors within and between subdivisions.