Settlement Strategy

The Cabonne Settlement (Land Use) Strategy is a plan that identifies key issues facing the settlements in Cabonne and develops strategies to address those issues and manage the future growth and enhancement of each of the settlements for the next 10-20 years. Council undertook a review of the 2012 strategy to address changes that have occurred over the past 9 years.  

This strategy will guide decision-making by Council & the NSW Government on areas for future business & residential expansion over the next 20 years (2021-2041). It considers locations for infill development in existing urban zones &, if required, expansion of urban areas into surrounding rural areas.  

List of Settlements/Study Area

This Strategy includes those areas within the Residential, Business and Village Zones under Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 2012:  

  • Borenore
  • Canowindra
  • Cargo
  • Clifton Grove
  • Cudal
  • Cumnock
  • Eugowra
  • Manildra
  • Molong
  • Mullion Creek
  • Spring Hill
  • Summer Hill Creek
  • Windera
  • Yeoval

Why is a Settlement Strategy Important? 

The value of documenting a Settlement Strategy is that it: 

  • Illustrates the desired future character and land use outcomes that the community (and Council) are aiming for and how the Council expects to achieve them;
  • Helps Council staff and Councillors interpret and administer the planning instruments intended to implement the outcomes of the strategy and ensures greater consistency in land use decision-making; 
  • Promotes forward planning and increased certainty for the community and investors in each settlement and decreases the costs associated with assessing development; 
  • Assists with an improved understanding of how and why there may be changes to existing planning controls in Cabonne. 

Objectives of the Settlement Strategy 

The objectives of the Settlement Strategy for Cabonne’s key settlements are: 

  • To determine the desired future character and vision; 
  • To review the key opportunities and constraints to sustainable growth; 
  • To set out key land use principles that will guide future development; 
  • To recommend strategies to address key challenges; 
  • To encourage sustainable development for future generations; 
  • To protect the environmental and cultural values and assets; 
  • To inform the drafting of new planning controls that will implement the recommended strategies and land use arrangements for each settlement; 
  • To ensure the strategy and future planning controls are in accordance with the legislative and policy framework for Cabonne.