Supporting Strategies and Plans

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Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Commitment
City of Newcastle acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in this Council area Awabakal and Worimi, were the first peoples of this land, and are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of continuing dispossession.
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Bathers Way Public Domain Plan
Bathers Way Public Domain Plan
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Beresfield Golf Course
This plan of management if an important document providing clear guidelines for the future management of land in the care and control of Council.
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Beresfield Local Centre Public Domain Plan and Traffic Plan - Final February 2017
Beresfield Local Centre Public Domain Plan and Traffic Plan - Final February 2017
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Blackbutt Reserve POM
As the 'green heart' of Newcastle, Blackbutt Reserve has an important role to play in supporting the community’s vision of a smart, liveable and sustainable city... where we will celebrate our unique city and protect our natural assets. (Newcastle 2030)
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Blackbutt Reserve Vegetation Management Plan
Vegetation within Blackbutt Reserve is generally in excellent condition although it is subject to external pressure; recreational demand; and has been subjected to significant previous disturbance.
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Bushlands Plans of Management
The plan of management is an important document providing clear guidelines for the effective management of land in the care and control of Council. The rationale for this Plan lies jointly in the statutory requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and City of Newcastles desire to produce a consistent and effective set of guidelines governing the management of community land.
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Carbon and Water Management Action Plan
Climate change is a critical issue facing the global community. International scientific research indicates that we must substantially reduce our carbon emissions in order to avoid dangerous and possibly irreversible impacts.
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Carrington Greenspace Masterplan
The Carrington Greenspace Masterplan aims to develop a cohesive plan of action to improve recreation, amenity and social opportunities for the Carrington community.
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City Hall Conservation Management Plan
A draft of the Newcastle City Hall Conservation Management Plan (CMP) was completed for City of Newcastle by the Department of Public Works and Services in 2001. In 2008 the Heritage Group within the NSW Government Architect’ s Office was commissioned to review the 2001 Draft CMP to produce this updated document.
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City of Newcastle Events Plan 2016 - 2019
City of Newcastle Events Plan 2016 - 2019
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Coal River Conservation and Tourism Management Plan
With its Indigenous associations the Coal River Precinct is a true ‘birthplace’ site. Its land, buildings and subterranean remains concentrate elements of the Newcastle story from pre-history through the first hundred and fifty years of European settlement and beyond.
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Coastal Plan of Management 2015
This POM applies to the coastal public land being public spaces spanning the eleven (11) kilometre coastline from Stockton Beach in the north to Merewether Beach in the south, within Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA).
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Community Engagement Framework 2013-2018
It is the intent of The City of Newcastle to engage with the community, using effective engagement practices, on major issues and plans affecting the future of the city and activities that have significant impact on the community.
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Community Participation Plan
Community participation refers to the level or degree to which the community is involved in planning and decision making.
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Companion Animal Management Plan 2004
City of Newcastle was instrumental in developing the first Companion Animal Management Plan in NSW.
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Conservation Management Plan - AA Company House
Conservation Management Plan - Former Australian Agricultural Company Mine Manager's House Hamilton NSW.
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Cycling Plan 2021-2030
Newcastle aspires to be a smart, liveable and sustainable global city. Changing how we travel is a critical part of this. More cycling - and walking - benefits everyone.
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Development Contributions Plan No. 4
Development Contributions Plan No. 4
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Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 -2019
Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 -2019
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Dogs in Open Space Plan
The Dogs in Open Space Plan (the Plan) will guide the provision, improvement and management of dog off leash areas over the next 10 years. This includes the development of strategically located fenced dog parks.
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EEO Management Plan 2013-2017
The City of Newcastle is committed to the development of a culture that is supportive of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles in the workplace. As an organisation, Council is committed to the following EEO Principles as outlined in the Local Government Act 1993 (section 344)
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Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN)
The Newcastle Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) details arrangements for the response to emergencies. The Plan sets out the roles and responsibilities of agencies such as the NSW Police, SES and Fire Brigade in controlling and managing emergency situations.
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Foreshore Plan of Management 2015
This Plan of Management has been prepared in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, the Crown Lands Act 1989, and other legislation, as well as with relevant Council plans and policies. It is divided into 6 sections.
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Fort Scratchley Historical Site - Heritage Management Plan
This Heritage Management Plan seeks to provide the basis for decision-making regarding the heritage conservation and ongoing management of Fort Scratchley including a review of options for future use of the site, including buildings and other structures on the site specifically, and the site generally.
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Fort Scratchley Plan of Management
Arguably Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point, Fort Scratchley Historic Site commands a significant position overlooking the Hunter River Estuary, coastline and Nobbys Headland.
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General Community Use Plan of Management
This Plan of Management is an important document providing clear guidelines for the future management of land in the care and control of Council.
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Glendore Community Facility
This plan of management provides a clear direction for the management and use of land at 2 and 6 Glendore Parade, Maryland, in the care and control of Council.
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Gregson Park Adopted Masterplan
The final PoM for Gregson Park adopted by City of Newcastle on 23 November 2021 is essentially the same as the Draft PoM that was exhibited. The only minor change made was to retain the Sportsground category over the southern section of the western tennis court in line with a recommendation of the public hearing report. This minor change does not require re-exhibition of the Plan of Management under the Local Government Act 1993.
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Heritage Plans and Places of Management
City of Newcastle will make economic and cultural planning and development decisions based on the principle that heritage places are integral to the city's identity and contribute a rich resource with which to shape the future.
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Hunter Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan - Revised December 2017
This Estuary Management Plan is to guide future decision making regarding short and long term management of the Hunter estuary, its foreshores and its broader catchment area.
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Hunter Estuary Management Study
An Estuary Management Plan for the Hunter Estuary has been developed on behalf of Newcastle, Maitland and Port Stephens Councils and the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change to guide long term sustainable management of the estuary and its surrounding environments.
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ICT Strategic Plan
A clear, strong ICT vision and set of strategic themes to guide the City of Newcastle over the next 3 years and enable Council to do business in better, smarter and more sustainable ways.
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Llewellyn St Merewether Traffic Plan - Adopted Feb 2017
Llewellyn St Merewether Traffic Plan - Adopted Feb 2017
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Merewether Beach Reserves
Merewether Beach is a landmark of the Hunter Region’s coastline. It is both a suburban beach and an icon in the international surfing fraternity, with the latter recognised in the international professional surfing contest of ‘Surfest’.
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Merewether Beach Reserves Public Domain Plan
The study area encompasses Merewether Beach and the streets, walkways and open spaces most closely associated with the beach and facilities, from the northern end of John Parade, to the southern edge of the ocean baths.
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Multicultural Plan
The Multicultural Plan (2016-2019) is a 4 year plan which outlines Council's vision, priority and partnership opportunities in promoting the principles of multiculturalism.
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National Park
National Park is one of Newcastle’s largest and oldest sportsgrounds and open space reserves, covering over 20 hectares at Union and Parry Streets in Newcastle West.
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Neighbourhood Parks Plan of Management
The plan of management is an important document designed to provide clear guidelines for the effective management of land and facilities in the care and control of Council.
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Newcastle Airshed Action Management Plan
Newcastle Airshed Action Management Plan
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Newcastle Archeological Management Plan
Initial fieldwork indicated that about 75-80% of the allotments in the city centre have the potential to retain an archaeological resource from earlier developments, that is perhaps some 5000 allotments.
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Newcastle Climate Action Plan 2021-2025
The Climate Action Plan covers both the City of Newcastle's operations and Newcastle as a whole, and sets a framework to accelerate emission reduction across the City through a suite of sensible and prudent actions and initiatives.
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Newcastle Coastal Revitalisation Masterplan Final - September 2010
Newcastle Coastal Revitalisation Masterplan
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Newcastle Coastal Zone Management Plan 2018
Part A Stockton and Part B Coastline South of the Harbour
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Newcastle Coastline Management Plan
The Newcastle Coastline Management Plan provides City of Newcastle with an integrated management planning framework that provides for a balance between the long term use of the coastline and its conservation.
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Newcastle Destination Management Plan 2021-2025
The Newcastle Destination Management Plan outlines the Newcastle tourism industry’s priorities for the period of 2021-2025.
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Newcastle Events Guide 2017
The Newcastle Events Guide provides helpful information for event organisers planning and applying to run events on Council managed park, beach and road reserves, sportsgrounds, roads, footpaths and public spaces.
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Newcastle Safe City Plan 2017-2020
A four year Plan outlining the key relevant community safety issues occurring in the Newcastle LGA.
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Newcastle Urban Forest Technical Manual
This Technical Manual contributes to Newcastle's urban forest by providing guidance on the management of trees (including shrubs) on both public and private land within the Newcastle Local Government Area. The Manual is an accompaniment to the Newcastle Development Control Plan Section 5.03 Vegetation Management.
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Parking Plan 2021-2030
City of Newcastle's Parking Plan - On the street, recognises the need for better engagement and for transparent, evidence-based decision making. Actions over the short to medium term focus on more efficient utilisation of existing spaces and improving the knowledge base and policy framework for parking decisions.
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Pesticides use Notification Plan 2018
This pesticides use notification plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Act 1999 No.80 (The Act), the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) and the Pesticides Regulation 2009 (the Regulation).
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Playgrounds Plan of Management
The Playgrounds Plan of Management deals with playgrounds owned or controlled by Council and applies specifically to playground equipment and associated facilities like seats and shelters and the land within 2.0 metres of these facilities.
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Pollution Incident Response Management Plan
Under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993 The City of Newcastle (Council) is responsible for the management and control of weeds on all land that is under Council’s care and control. In order to meet this requirement, Council implements an integrated weed management approach for the removal and control of weeds.
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Pollution Incident Response Management Plan - Summerhill Waste Management Centre
The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP) applies to all personnel, visitors, contractors at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre.
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Privacy Management Plan
The purpose of this Plan is to provide information about how Council collects, uses, discloses and holds personal information and health information in accordance with: - Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIPA); - Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIPA); - Information Protection Principles (IPP); - Health Privacy Principles (HPP); and - Privacy Code of Practice for Local Government.
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Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-2018
As we enter into our second Reconciliation Action Plan, City of Newcastle remains committed to the principles and actions outlined in its 1998 Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Newcastle.
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Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan
This Plan applies to additional private residential development outside the Western Corridor and commences on 1 January 2022.
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Section 7.11 Western Corridor Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan - Updated 2020
The Western Corridor is an urban release area centred on the localities of Minmi, Fletcher and Maryland in the Western Part of the Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA).
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Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan
This Plan applies the whole Local Government Area and replaces the current Section 7.12 Plan 2019 from 1 January 2022.
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Section 7.12 Newcastle Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan 2019
This Plan has been prepared to determine the Section 7.12 local infrastructure levy that applies and what public facilities are to be funded by the levy.
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South Stockton Reserves Public Domain Plan - May 2012
The South Stockton Reserves Public Domain Plan builds on the recommendations of the Newcastle Coastal Revitalisation Strategy (Sept 2010), and provides a framework for public domain improvements, and to investigate possible expansion of commercial activities in the public lands and facilities at the southern end of the Stockton Peninsula.
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Sportlands Plan of Management
This Plan of Management should be read in conjunction with two other Council documents; The Sports Policy; which provides the values, goals strategic directions, and position statements related to sport and the management of sports infrastructure, and the Recreation Service Plan which determines the priorities for resourcing.
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Stevenson Park Masterplan
The purpose of the Masterplan is to provide a framework for the development of a new playground concept for Stevenson Park located in Mayfield West park over the next 10 years.
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Stockton Public Domain Plan and Traffic Plan - Final Feb 2017
Stockton Public Domain Plan and Traffic Plan - Final Feb 2017
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Stormwater Management Plan
The Newcastle Stormwater Management Plan identifies that concrete drains and channels have replaced extensive areas of natural creek and drainage systems in Newcastle.
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Strategic Sports Plan
The objective of the Strategic Sports Plan is to address future demand, and inform the ongoing supply, maintenance and upgrade of sporting infrastructure with consideration to current and future needs of the community.
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Street Tree Selection Manual
Street trees are ‘multipurpose’ infrastructure providing numerous benefits and are the most significant form of vegetation used in the public urban landscape – as such they are amongst Newcastle’s most important public assets.
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Summary - Workforce Management Plan 2013-2018
The aim of the Workforce Management Plan is to ensure Council's workforce meets the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan objectives.
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Wallsend Brickworks Park Plan of Management
This Plan of Management is an important document providing clear guidelines for the future management of land in the care and control of Council.
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Wickham Masterplan 2021 Update
The Wickham Masterplan (2021 Update) provides revised strategic guidance for the City of Newcastle’s planning decisions and delivery of coordinated urban renewal outcomes for Wickham.
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Wickham-Master-Plan-November-2017
Wickham-Master-Plan-November-2017
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Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2018-2021
The City of Newcastle Aboriginal Employment Strategy (2018-2021) outlines key priorities and actions to be delivered by Council in its commitment to investing in Aboriginal employment and economic development for the Aboriginal community of Newcastle.
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Aboriginal Heritage Management Strategy 2018-2021
Current legislative framework around management of Aboriginal sites, current initiative underway across City of Newcastle to raise awareness and celebrate Aboriginal culture and strategies to ensure ongoing management of that culture.
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Asset Management Strategy 2018-2027
The Asset Management Strategy establishes the framework that determines the nature and direction of Council's asset management and is based on the process of determining the services needed by a community and delivering them in a sustainable manner.
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City Marketing and Engagement Strategy
The purpose of our City Marketing and Engagement Strategy is to set the objectives, priorities and actions to build trust with our community.
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Cultural Strategy 2016 - 2019
The Cultural Strategy (2016-2019) is a four year framework detailing the priorities for Council’s investment in arts and culture in Newcastle. While a living document, it serves as a planning tool defining the key priorities and actions that collectively provide a strategic direction and define Council’s role in culture and positions it to meet the cultural needs of the city in a targeted and strategic manner.
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Economic Development Strategy
The Economic Development Strategy was adopted by Council in May 2021 and provides a people-centred and place-based approach to economic development.
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Fern Bay and North Stockton Strategy April 2020
The Strategy guides future development and ensures sufficient community infrastructure is provided for the growing community.
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Fraud and Corruption Control Strategy
This Fraud and Corruption Control Strategy sets out Council’s commitment to Fraud and Corruption control. It details Council’s approach to planning and resourcing, prevention, detection, reporting and responding to Fraud and Corruption.
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Heritage Strategy 2020-2030
The Heritage Strategy is a strategic framework to guide City of Newcastle’s (CN) approach to the management of heritage matters in the Newcastle local government area over the next ten years.
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Library Strategy 2019-2029
The Library Strategy 2019-2029 outlines a long-term vision for a world class library service in Newcastle — anywhere, anytime, open and accessible 24/7.
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Live Music Strategy 2019-2023
The overall aim of this strategy is to support a vibrant and sustainable live music sector in Newcastle.
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Local Strategic Planning Statement
Local Strategic Planning Statement
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Local Strategic Planning Statement - Implementation Plan
Local Strategic Planning Statement - Implementation Plan
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Newcastle Archaeological Management Strategy
Newcastle Archaeological Management Strategy
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Newcastle Biodiversity Strategy
The Newcastle Biodiversity Strategy provides a clear policy statement about the value and our approach to the City’s biodiversity.
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Newcastle Employment Lands Strategy 2019
This document provides a comprehensive Employment Lands Strategy for Newcastle Local Government Area.
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Newcastle Environmental Management Strategy 2013
The Newcastle Environmental Management Strategy is intended to direct Council’s contribution to the strategic direction ‘Protected and Enhanced Environment’.
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Newcastle Local Housing Strategy
The Newcastle Local Housing Strategy 2020 sets a vision for the provision of housing across the Newcastle Local Government Area over the next 20 years.
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Newcastle Transport Strategy
Transport is a shared responsibility across all levels of government. Council has a role to play in contributing to better social, health and environmental outcomes for the Newcastle community, through its decisions and actions on transport matters.
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Open and Transparent Governance Strategy
The purpose of this strategy is to document the action Council takes or will take to achieve Open and Collaborative Leadership through a governance framework.
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Our Resourcing Strategy
The Resourcing Strategy is integral in the Local Government Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) Framework and consists of Long Term Financial Planning, Workforce Management Planning and Asset Management Planning.
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Parkland and Recreation Strategy
The Parkland and Recreation Strategy has been developed to guide the sustainable provision of parkland and recreation facilities for current and future communities.
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Parkland and Recreation Strategy - Background and Appendices
The Parkland and Recreation Strategy Background and Appendices contains the background and supporting information that was used to prepare the strategy.
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Smart City Strategy 2017 - 2021
The Smart City Strategy (2017-2021) is a four year framework outlining the key priorities and actions to be delivered by Council in its commitment to leading Newcastle's transition to a smart and innovative city.
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Social Strategy - Demographics Appendix
This document provides a summary of the demographics analysis undertaken to support the development of the Social Strategy (2016-2019).
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Social Strategy (2016-2019)
Ther Social Strategy (2016-2019) is a four year framework outlining the key priorities and actions to be delivered by Council in its commitment to investing in, promoting and delivering community develoopment outcomes in Newcastle.
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