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Draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2041

The draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2041 is now closed. The draft plan was on exhibition from 8 August to 23 September 2023.

The exhibition was a key part of the draft plan’s first 5-yearly review to reset priorities and extend the plan’s reach to 2041. 

During exhibition the Department conducted a number of online workshops with Councils, the community, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and other stakeholders.   

In addition to making formal submissions, people were also able to respond to a survey and make comments on an Ideas Wall via an online engagement hub.

The Department thanks everyone who took the time and effort to participate in a workshop, make a formal submission and give us your feedback in other ways.

The regional plans are a 20-year strategic blueprint that sets the framework, vision and direction for land-use planning. The draft South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2041 will help the region become more prosperous and plan for housing, jobs, infrastructure, a healthy environment and connected communities.

The first South East and Tablelands Regional Plan – the 2036 plan – was released in 2017. We have consulted with councils and other stakeholders over the past 12 months to build on the first plan and extend it to 2041.

As part of this review, we are considering a request from Snowy Valleys Council to move from the Riverina Murray region to the South East and Tablelands region.

A prosperous, vibrant future for the South East and Tablelands

The next 20 years will be an exciting period of change for the region. This draft plan aims to harness opportunities to improve the region’s economic and social wellbeing and grow jobs and housing.

The South East and Tablelands is a connected yet highly diverse region with an exciting mix of landscapes and communities that surround the ACT. 

The influence of Canberra on the growth of jobs and housing in the region emphasises the importance of cross-government collaboration between the NSW and ACT governments. 

The draft plan delivers strategies to manage and shape the region’s growing cities and centres. These strategies aim to diversify the economy, create thriving communities and plan for a sustainable future.



  • On Exhibition

    The consultation is open for public comment.

  • Under Consideration

    We'll be reviewing what you told us.

  • Made and Finalised

    The final outcomes of this consultation will be documented here.

Consultation period


More information

Exhibiting agency or agencies: DPE
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal