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Port Stephens Foreshore Masterplanning

The Crown land (the Department) and Port Stephens Council have jointly developed a foreshore Masterplan (The Waterfront Masterplan) that will guide the future use and development of approximately eight kilometres of Crown and community waterfront land along the southern Port Stephens foreshore extending from Corlette to Shoal Bay.

The plan and background report can be viewed here:

The Waterfront Masterplan - background paper (PDF 3.62 mb)

Masterplan Part A - West (PDF 1.5 mb)

Masterplan Part B - East (PDF 1.58 mb)

The waterfront consists of a number of unique precincts that have current and future potential to provide a range of recreational and tourism related experiences and, in doing so, contributing to the social and economic development of the local area.

It is proposed that the masterplanning framework guide the future development of each precinct as funding is identified and redevelopment works unfold.

The Masterplan seeks to strike a balance between the essential environmental, landscape, cultural and recreation values of the waterfront and the need for the sustainable commercial activity/nodes that can assist with the economic development of the waterfront and its ongoing maintenance.

The Planning Group was appointed by the Department/Council to undertake the masterplanning exercise. The draft Plan has been prepared with the valued assistance of a community reference group consisting of residents, business and State government agencies.