Shoalhaven 2040 – Local Strategic Planning Statement

Berry Forum Committee submission

Berry Historical Society submission

Shoalhaven 2040 identifies the land-use planning work Council needs to do to understand and meet the communities’ needs over the next 20-years. It anticipates how the City might change and outlines the work required to manage development and the delivery of infrastructure and services.
It addresses a broad range of topics, including:

·        The number, type, and location of new homes.

·        Provision of infrastructure and services.

·        Job creation and economic growth.

·        Protecting and adapting to our environment.

·        Enhancing our heritage, landscapes, and neighbourhoods.”

The draft document is on public exhibition until 31 July. See >> Key Planning Priorities

The Forum Committee believes it is very important that as a community we inform Council of our views on the key issues and how we want them to be addressed. We have prepared the following  Submission –



The Berry Strategic Plan is available here >> Berry Strategic Plan 

Infrastructure & Facilities – Provide a high level of well maintained infrastructure and facilities 

  • Plan and prioritise cycle and walking paths
  • Prepare a Street Tree Master Plan and undertake planting
  • Explore options for more parking, toilets, kerbs & guttering, telecoms
  • Improve appearance of town entry
  • Preserve and improve public heritage buildings, swimming pool, youth facilities

Sustainability – Establish Berry as an environmentally aware community with sustainable practices 

  • Advocate for green waste bins collection and recycle bins in public places
  • Encourage local food production and promotion
  • Promote work of bush care, land care and park care groups
  • Advocate for better public transport