In relation to New South Wales population projections:
(1) Does NSW Planning still project that the Tamworth Regional Local Government Area will grow in population by 0.69 percent by 2041?
(2) Does this projection take into consideration Tamworth Regional Council's 'Blueprint 100' planning document?
(3) Does NSW Planning still project that the Gunnedah Shire Council Local Government Area will grow in population by 0.30 percent by 2041?
(4) Does NSW Planning still project that the Liverpool Plains Shire Council Local Government Area will decrease in population by 0.54 percent by 2041?
(5) How is NSW Planning population data distributed between Government departments?
(6) How often are population projections reviewed and updated?
(7) Is this updated information provided to other Government departments when it is made available?
(8) How has the pandemic influenced population growth in the:
(a) Tamworth Regional Council Local Government Area?
(b) Gunnedah Shire Council Local Government Area?
(c) Liverpool Plains Shire Council Local Government Area?
I am advised:
(2) The Department of Planning and Environment contacted all councils for local information that could be used to adjust the 2022 population projections. The Tamworth Regional Council's 'Blueprint 100' did not provide sufficient detail to adjust the projection assumptions. However, as actions outlined in the strategy are implemented, future updates to the NSW population projections will then account for any emerging shifts in Tamworth's population dynamics.
(5) The projections are published on the DPE website at
(6) The NSW Population Projections are reviewed and updated twice every five years.
(8) The best indicator of how the pandemic has impacted population growth in NSW is provided by the Estimated Resident Population data available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website at:
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