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Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
Current version for 15 February 2019 to date (accessed 22 April 2019 at 08:04)
3.4 District strategic plans—preparation and content
(cf previous s 75AD)
(1) The relevant strategic planning authority for a region (other than the Greater Sydney Region) may, or must if directed to do so by the Minister, prepare a draft district strategic plan for a district in the region.(2) If a district is declared for the Greater Sydney Region, the Greater Sydney Commission is to prepare a draft district strategic plan for the district, and ensure that the public exhibition of the draft plan commences, within the period of 12 months after the district is declared.(3) A draft district strategic plan must include or identify the following:(a) the basis for strategic planning in the district, having regard to economic, social and environmental matters,(b) the planning priorities for the district that are consistent with the objectives, strategies and actions specified in the regional strategic plan for the region in respect of which the district is part,(c) the actions required for achieving those planning priorities,(d) the basis on which the relevant strategic planning authority is to monitor and report on the implementation of those actions,(e) areas of State, regional or district significance, including priority growth areas,(f) such other matters as the relevant strategic planning authority considers relevant to planning for the district.(4) In preparing a draft district strategic plan, the relevant strategic planning authority is to have regard to the following:(a) any environmental planning instrument applying to the district,(b) any other strategic plan that applies to the district (including areas adjoining the district),(c) any 20-year State infrastructure strategy, 5-year infrastructure plan and sectoral State infrastructure strategy statement under Part 4 of the Infrastructure NSW Act 2011,(d) any other relevant government policies and plans in force at the time the draft plan is prepared,(e) in the case of a draft plan that applies to a district in the Greater Sydney Region—any report prepared by the Strategic Planning Committee constituted under the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015,(f) any matter that the Minister directs the relevant strategic planning authority to have regard to in preparing the draft plan,(g) any other matters the relevant strategic planning authority considers relevant.(5) If there is no regional strategic plan for any part of the district concerned, the draft district strategic plan may identify for that part of the district matters that may be identified in a regional strategic plan (until there is a regional strategic plan).