Final week for Crescent Head Master Plan comments

Media release - 14 August 2017

The Crescent Head community has been involved in an extensive consultation program over a number of months in order to assist in the development of the Crescent Head Area Master Plan (CHAMP).

Issues of public infrastructure, housing availability and protection of the natural environment have all emerged as significant to the future of Crescent Head.

The public exhibition of the draft Crescent Head Area Master Plan, which aims to identify what is important to the community and recommend improvements for the village, will close on Monday 21 August.

Council’s Director of Sustainable Environment, Robert Pitt said that the draft Master Plan outlines four key objectives.

“The level of community input in workshops, surveys and online discussions has been vital in developing the draft Plan.

“The key objectives of the Plan focus on guiding new and upgraded public facilities, looking at how public land should be managed, considering planning issues for the community and supporting community priorities for improvement works around the village,” said Mr Pitt.

Consultation with the residents, investors and visitors making up the Crescent Head community identified short, medium and long term priorities such as improved open spaces and facilities; better parking and traffic management particularly in peak seasons; management of Muddy Arm and Killick Creek; investigation of affordable housing and revitalisation of the village streetscape.

Council has allocated funding in the current 2017-2018 Operating Plan budget to begin implementing actions identified in the Master Plan.

The draft Crescent Head Area Master Plan can be viewed at Council offices or from Council’s engagement portal http://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/CHAMP  The community is encouraged to make a submission on the draft before the closing Monday 21 August.