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Hay Structure Plan

In March 2018, amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) introduced new requirements forcouncils to prepare and make local strategic planning statements. Hay Shire Council adopted its Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)in May 2020, and this was formally adopted by the NSW government later that year.

The Hay Shire Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) set the framework for the Shire’s economic, social and environmental land useneeds over the next 20 years by outlining planning priorities that describe what, where and when development will occur in the LGA. Accordingly,the LSPS identified and recommended a number of areas around the main township of Hay to be rezoned for various purposes to stimulate and support future growth and development of the LGA. These are intended to provide opportunities for urban expansion, rural residential lifestyle and industrial development in and around the Hay township.

To properly implement these recommendations, a strategic analysis has been undertaken to better understand key issues such as residential and industrial land demand and supply, development opportunities and constraints and infrastructure and servicing among others. The ultimate outcome is the development of a Structure Plan for the Hay township that will be used to inform LEP amendments and guide future development in the town.

The Hay Structure Plan is now on exhibition for public comment and can be viewed , or a hard copy is available to view at the Council Administration Office (134 Lachlan St, Hay). Submissions will be received up until 5pm Friday 29th April 2022 and can be addressed to the General Manager, Hay Shire Council, PO Box 141, Hay, or email

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