Blue Mountains News

Key Strategic Plans Adopted by Council

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 3 Jun 2018 - Posted: 5 Apr 2018
Blue Mountains City Council has adopted three important long term Strategic Plans that outline how Council will address the Community’s priorities and aspirations, as identified in the Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035.

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, said: “The Visitor Infrastructure Investment, the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery and the City Wide Parking Strategic Plans are important documents that will inform future planning and the delivery of services to the Blue Mountains community.

“These plans are directly informed by the Blue Mountains Community Strategic Plan 2035, developed in consultation with the community.”

Council faces the challenge of providing improved infrastructure and services for an increasing volume of visitors, while satisfying the expectations of the community and the local tourism industry.

“The Visitor Infrastructure Investment Strategic Plan identifies the investment required to support visitor infrastructure, visitor services, city presentation and to identify additional revenue streams to fund this investment,” Cr Greenhill said.

“Modelling indicates that over 10 years, the implementation of this plan could generate indicative significant revenue to a fund that invests in infrastructure, visitor services and city presentation.”

The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategic Plan identifies value for money actions that will reduce waste buried at Council’s only landfill, by continuing to improve how waste is avoided and recycled.

“This plan focuses on the sources of waste that contribute most to landfill and value for money actions that will reduce waste buried at our City’s only landfill,” Cr Greenhill said.

“Waste from our homes contributes to 51% of what goes to our landfill each year while waste from business is 28%.”

The Citywide Parking Strategic Plan considers the need for parking across a range of town centres and destinations. It focuses on a ‘demand profile’ for parking across the Blue Mountains and a review of key issues and options for addressing parking needs.

“This plan provides Council recommendations which seek to minimise parking conflicts and assist in the planning of parking infrastructure over the coming 10-15 years. It will also have an important role informing wider planning processes and the preparation and assessment of development applications in the City.”

 
Tread Lightly Solutions Tread Lightly Solutions Tread Lightly Solutions Tread Lightly Solutions

Recent News

Youth Week and Lithgow Youth Awards Celebrate Our Local Young People
Youth Week and Lithgow Youth Awards Celebrate Our Local Young People
Lithgow’s Youth Week 2019 event, titled Fab Fun Day Out, was a hit wit...
Australian Heritage Festival 2019 - Connecting People, Places and the Past
Australian Heritage Festival 2019 - Connecting People, Places and the Past
Each year the Australian National Trust in partnership with the Australian...
Labor to Deliver $50,000 for Covered Grand Stand Seating and Improvements for Warrimoo Oval
Labor to Deliver $50,000 for Covered Grand Stand Seating and Improvements for Warrimoo Oval
Footy fans will be able to leave their fold up chairs in the car, with...
New Headspace for Katoomba
New Headspace for Katoomba
The Morrison Government will establish a new headspace in Katoomba to...
Labor will Support Australians in Financial Hardship in Macquarie
Labor will Support Australians in Financial Hardship in Macquarie
A Shorten Labor Government will provide $40 million over four years to...

What's New

2019 National Trust Heritage Festival
2019 National Trust Heritage Festival
Botanical Theatre Studio, Gallery & Garden Enjoy autumn in the Artist's garden. Book tix via www.botanicaltheatre.com.au
Conveyancing Made Easy
Conveyancing Made Easy
Think Conveyancing Blue Mountains A conveyancing-only law firm, where top priority is to maximise your savings while minimising your legal risk. Call now
What's Showing @ Glenbrook?
What's Showing @ Glenbrook?
Glenbrook Cinema Sometimes Always Never and Captain Marvel until 24 April; Wonder Park until 29 April. All seats $12.50! Book online now.
Complimentary Dinner?
Complimentary Dinner?
Eagle View Escape Ask about our 'ditch your device' campaign. Willing to sacrifice your devices for the weekend?
Perfect getaway!
Perfect getaway!
Endellion A beautifully decorated mountain cottage in a private sunny garden on a quiet tree lined street in Leura.
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
2019 National Trust Heritage FestivalEnjoy autumn in the Artist's garden. Book tix via www.botanicaltheatre.com.auView Botanical Theatre Studio, Gallery & Garden »