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Planning Industry Workshop   Rezoning Reform in the Port Stephens LGA and Broader Opportunities for the Region – A Collaborative ‘Hunter Approach’ to Rezoning 

September 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST


The Hunter JO and Port Stephens Council teamed up to deliver an online regional workshop on 10 September 2021, involving Councils, State Government Agencies and private sector planning and development industry representatives. The workshop:

  • Provided insights on the significant reform processes around local rezoning and placemaking processes implemented by Port Stephens Council, and their impact to date  
  • Identified lessons arising from the reform process and potential opportunities for broader application in the Hunter region 
  • Facilitated feedback and queries from council, agency and planning industry representatives  




10.00 – 10:10am Welcome and Introductions Steve Wilson

Director Policy & Programs, Hunter Joint Organisation

10.10 – 10:40am Rezoning reform in Port Stephens LGA and broader opportunities for the Hunter region

This session identifies opportunities to unlock barriers in the rezoning process to ensure suitable land supply.

Liz Lamb

Strategic Planning Coordinator, Port Stephens Council

10:40 – 11:10am A place-based approach to planning

This session summarises the Port Stephens Council approach to place planning and how a place-based approach can strengthen communities and support more diverse housing choices.

Brett Gardiner 

Acting Principal Strategic Planner, Port Stephens Council

11:10 – 12:00pm Feedback and discussion

This session provides an opportunity for feedback from council, agency and industry representatives.

Steve Wilson

Director Policy & Programs, Hunter Joint Organisation

12.00pm Workshop Close All




September 10, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST