City Plan Strategy & Development has recently been commissioned by the NSW Department of Planning to prepare templates and guidance material to assist local councils to prepare Local Strategic Planning Statements (LSPS). LSPS are described by the Department as a mechanism to complete the ‘line of sight’ in strategic planning from the regional to the local level’ and will be required to be prepared if the Planning Amendment Bill passes through the NSW Parliament.  City Plan Strategy & Development will be consulting with Councils and other stakeholders as part of this project over the next month or so.