Crescent Head Master Plan

November 2017


Cover of Crescent Head Master Plan

The Crescent Head Master Plan has as its key objective to serve as a framework supporting the community in identifying and developing programs that:

  • invigorate the local economy;
  • provide improved village public spaces;
  • protect and conserve public lands for future generations;
  • guard against inappropriate development practices, and
  • safeguard the character and quality of life inherent in living in Crescent Head.

The Crescent Head Master Plan is the product of Kempsey Shire Council’s commitment to provide better service outcomes to the community. The commitment to listen and to gauge the concerns of residents was put into practice at the two workshops held on December 1 2016 at the Crescent Head Surf Club.

As the residents of Crescent Head have made clear, the coastal village preserves a unique and special place in the shire and the wider north coast region. For the visitor the unique cultural flavour of Crescent Head is expressed through the magnificent coastal location and the atmosphere of the small beachside village.

The Master Plan is therefore to identify what is important to the community and to recommend a way forward in identifying the improvements to the village and surrounding area inspired by the community so that the place will retain the character and feel that is its identity.

To assist in achieving these, the objectives of the master plan are identified as:

  1. Providing guidance on the delivery of new and upgraded public domain facilities within Crescent Head village,
  2. Outlining the management direction for public land in the care and control of Kempsey Shire Council,
  3. Investigating planning issues relevant to the Crescent Head community, and
  4. Nominating a series of community inspired priority actions to develop a works improvement program for Crescent Head.

This document reinforces the Crescent Head Area Master Plan Discussion Paper prepared in March 2017, and the Community Consultation Report (March 2017).