Greater Batemans Bay Structure Plan
A structure plan is a visionary document setting out the strategic planning framework for development over 25 years. The Greater Batemans Bay Structure Plan (the Structure Plan) sets out the strategic planning framework for protection of the environment and major transport priorities. It will also guide the scale, pattern and broad location of development including provision for new housing and business for Greater Batemans Bay. The purpose of the Structure Plan is to guide the preparation of the Local Environmental Plan and provide a framework within which decisions on future land-use zoning can be made.
A structure plan is not a planning scheme and does not have a role in development assessment. It does not zone individual sites, this is the job of the Local Environmental Plan. A structure plan is a strategy for understanding and managing growth and development in the study area.
Given a structure plan deals with outcomes on a broad scale, it is sensible to include the more detailed development controls within a comprehensive Development Control Plan.
What areas does this structure plan apply to?
The communities of Greater Batemans Bay are linked by their location, road infrastructure, economic base, environmental features and lifestyle. Given that the Greater Batemans Bay Structure Plan sets the broad scale strategic framework for the development, it treats the communities within Greater Batemans Bay as one locality. This approach is necessary for addressing the big picture planning issues that impact on all these communities.
The 12 communities included in the Greater Batemans Bay Structure Plan are as follows:
- Maloneys Beach
- Long Beach
- North Batemans Bay
- Batemans Bay
- Sunshine Bay
- Denhams Beach
- Surf Beach
- Lilli Pilli
- Malua Bay.
Only those parts of Batemans Bay outside of the town centre are included in the Greater Batemans Bay Structure Plan.