Policy Directions Paper

The Draft Policy Directions paper is now on exhibition!

The Draft Policy Directions Paper is on exhibition for a period of 28 days starting Thursday 16 July 2020 to Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Keep posted for information on a series of pop ups/drop ins that will be occurring across the shire throughout the exhibition period.

We would love you to have your say by way of a written submission emailed to shirecouncil@dungog.nsw.gov.au or by mail to PO Box 95, Dungog NSW 2420.

We also have a survey to complete. If you don’t feel like writing a submission simply answer the survey or do both!

The survey can be accessed by this link; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WLB9B65

Please see the Fact sheet for some FAQs and also the Background Summary paper to provide context to the Draft Policy Directions Paper and provide a summary of the Background Review and Rural issues paper for your convenience.

•    Fact Sheet
•    Summary Paper


Draft Policy Directions Paper

The policy directions paper forms stage 2 of the rural lands Strategy process. The policy directions paper provides overarching statements that are used to guide the development of specific strategies and actions in the rural lands strategy.

As seen below, the policy directions are situated under the four (4) themes identified in the Rural Issues Paper.













Each policy direction is structured as follows:

  • Policy intent
  • Recommended actions
  • Justification

The undertaking of a rural lands strategy is complex and dynamic and therefore the themes, policy directions and outcomes are intended to work together rather than independently. Its on this basis that the policy directions should not be read in isolation, but instead read in conjunction with the remained of the document.

As the policy directions paper builds on the background review and the rural issues paper, which was informed by community and stakeholder engagement, the policy directions, in draft format will be exhibited for community feedback.

The draft policy directions paper has undergone a rigorous review process, by council staff, the project steering committee and Council prior to public exhibition.

Once Council has received all community and stakeholder feedback, the submissions will be reviewed by the project steering committee and Council with relevant amendments made. The final document will be forwarded to Council for adoption in August 2020.


Fact Sheet for the Draft Policy Directions

Summary Paper for the Background Review and Rural Issues