Settlement Strategy

The Cabonne Settlement (Land Use) Strategy is a plan that identifies key issues facing each of the eight (8) key 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.

It is important that the community and key stakeholders have a say in the future development of their settlements and the Strategy will aim to summarise what the community (and Council) see as the vision for each settlement and how it will be achieved.

The strategies and recommended future land use arrangements will inform the drafting of new planning controls including a new Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan that will guide future development in each settlement. 

List of Settlements/Study Area

This Strategy is limited to those settlements that were classified as Zone 2(V) Village under the Cabonne Local Environmental Plan 1991. These include:

  • Canowindra
  • Cargo
  • Cudal
  • Cumnock
  • Eugowra
  • Manildra
  • Molong
  • Yeoval

The Settlement Strategy appreciates that there are other areas in Cabonne where there are historical settlements and existing groups of dwellings. However, when the Strategy was created these rural settlements did not have a Village Zone and are not addressed in this Strategy. This includes areas such as Mullion Creek, Borenore, Nashdale, Spring Terrace, Byng and March. These areas may be reconsidered in the future. 

Why is a Settlement Strategy Important?

The value of documenting a Settlement Strategy is that it:

  • Provides the community and key stakeholders with a chance to have a say in the future development outcomes for each settlement;
  • 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 (a new Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan for Cabonne) 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.