Cumberland County Council

Statutory body set up under the Local Government (Town and Country Planning) Amendment Act 1945 to coordinate town planning across Sydney. It was made up of delegates from the municipalities and shires of Sydney.

Milestone
Formed
27 Jul 1945
Dissolved
19 Dec 1963
Position
1946 - 1950
1946 - 1952
Property
Owner of
1963 - 1980
Type

County of Cumberland Planning Scheme

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2008

Based on an initiative of the Labor state government of William McKell in 1945, the Scheme was designed to coordinate planning and growth between metropolitan Sydney's many councils, and preserve the 'green belt' that would prevent urban sprawl.