MidCoast Housing Strategy amendment - Pebbly Beach

Submissions closing on 01 October 2021, 04:30 PM


We are seeking feedback on the future planning controls for residential land at Forster, east of Macintosh Street, between Head and Lake Street and bounded by the school to the east.

The MidCoast Housing Strategy proposed to increase the application of the High-Density Residential zone in Forster to accommodate future growth. The extent of the change is indicated in the map to the right.

For the properties fronting Head Street (east of Macintosh Street), it was proposed to increase the maximum building height from 12m to 30m. For the properties in the Medium Density Residential zone to the south, the maximum building height was proposed to increase from 12m to 18m.

During consultation on the Housing Strategy in 2020, no objections were received regarding these proposed changes. However, when consulting in Forster for a rezoning at Lake Street earlier this year, many residents and businesses expressed concern over these changes.

It is important that the MidCoast Housing Strategy reflects the community’s expectations for their local area, so we are seeking feedback to amend the Housing Strategy in this location as follows:

  • the zone of properties fronting Head Street (east of Macintosh Street) be included in the Medium Density Residential zone
  • a 12m maximum building height be applied to the proposed Medium Density Residential zone.

These changes will ensure that the future planning controls are consistent with the current controls for this area (i.e. the High Density Residential zone and increased height as shown in the current Housing Strategy will no longer be applied to this area).

Check out the new zoning and heights maps proposed for the Housing Strategy.

Feedback now will help us refine our planning controls for inclusion in the new MidCoast Local Environmental Plan. You’ll have another opportunity to have your say when the draft MidCoast Local Environmental Plan goes on exhibition.

The Pebbly Beach amendments to the Housing Strategy are open for community feedback from Wednesday 25 August 2021, until Friday 1 October 2021.

The current Housing Strategy is available to view here.

Make a submission

We welcome your feedback during the exhibition period.

Please ensure you provide feedback before 4.30pm on Friday 1 October 2021.

Please quote Reference Number SPR 03/04 when making a submission.

Submissions can be made in the following ways:

  • Online using the form below
  • By emailing: council@midcoast.nsw.gov.au
  • By mail, addressed to the General Manager, MidCoast Council, PO Box 482, TAREE NSW 2430.

Please provide full return address and telephone number when making a submission. 

Where a submission is made by way of objection, the grounds of objection must be specified.

Submissions can be made by using the Submission form(PDF, 825KB).