Local Strategic Planning Statement


In March 2018, the NSW State Government introduced legislation requiring councils to prepare local strategic planning statements, which will set out:

–      the 20 year vision for land use in the local area

–      the special characteristics which contribute to local identity

–      shared community vales to be maintained and enhanced

–      how growth and change will be managed into the future

The local strategic planning statement will be the key resource to understand how the strategic and statutory plans (the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) that determines zonings) will be implemented.

The Greater Sydney Commission’s South District (Georges River Council, Sutherland Shire and Canterbury-Bankstown) is expected to experience a population growth of 204,100 people by 2036, bringing it to 945,350. The Commisison has given the South District a 20-year strategic housing target of 83,500 (or an average annual supply of 4,175 dwellings), which will be one-in-nine of all new houses in Greater Sydney over 20 years.

current status

The Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement 2020 is now on Public Exhibition til 7th Aug 2019. Residents are encouraged to review the statement and write submissions to Council before this date.

You can provide your feedback in the following ways:

  • Online – by completing a form (must be registered)

  • Email – mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

  • In writing to the General Manager, Georges River Council, PO Box 205, Hurstville BC 1481


The main points of the submission from KBPA are outlined below:-

  • Identifying the Regional Sporting Hub - we believe that Carss Bush Park should be identified as the Regional Sporting Hub for our district in lieu of Jubilee Stadium.

  • Medium Density Housing Stocks - we believe the old Kogarah Municipality has already taken more than its share of increased densities in recent years with the massive increase in zonings as a result of the New City Plan and there should not be any further increases in this area until critical infrastructure catches up to these increased densities.

  • Aquatic Facilities - with increased populations there should be no reduction in aquatic capacity in the LGA and with the recent closure of Carss Park Pool there should be a new 50m pool complemented by a 25m indoor pool and gym constructed in the immediate future on the site of the current Kogarah War Memorial Pool at Carss Park.

Submission for Georges River Council Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Join the Kogarah Bay Progress Association and help fight for the interests of local residents on these important issues.
— Jeff Powys, Secretary, Kogarah Bay Progress Association Inc