The strategic directions of the Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) outline how a municipality will implement its vision and manage key issues relevant to the municipality. Strategic directions are the high-level policy intentions for the municipality that provide the basis for matters that are implemented through more detailed policy in Clauses 10 to 19 (Planning Policy Framework) or a planning scheme control (e.g. a zone or overlay).

The strategic directions must be supported by background strategic work that has already been undertaken by a council. If the work to support the strategic directions has not been undertaken, then that matter may be identified as further strategic work in Clause 74.02 (Further Strategic Work) or elsewhere in a council work or business plan, not in the MPS. The strategic directions need to be evidence-based so that they can be reasonably implemented through the planning scheme.

The strategic directions should articulate what is most important to the municipality from a land use and development perspective and provide an understanding of why those issues are important.

Strategic directions should be grouped by theme and identified by sub-headings. The contextual information to the strategic direction is written in a narrative format however the strategic directions themselves must be in bullet point form, so they are clearly identified. Each strategic direction should only express one idea.

Click here to access the draft Clause 02.03 Strategic Directions written ordinance document.

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