THE Fraser Coast Regional Council has released its ‘Building Better Neighbourhoods’ roadmap to chart the course for improving the region’s planning scheme.
The roadmap was developed after a review of Council’s planning scheme that included community consultation and an analysis of economic and population trends.
Division 6 Councillor David Lewis said the planning scheme was the document that guides what the region’s neighbourhoods and developments look and feel like.
“By improving our planning scheme to build better neighbourhoods, we provide the foundation to create better places for people to live, work and play,” Cr Lewis said.
The key projects and planning scheme amendments in the ‘Building Better Neighbourhoods’ roadmap have been broken into seven core themes:
- Provide housing diversity and choice;
- Improve the liveability of our neighbourhoods;
- Protect and enhance our unique natural environment;
- Improve our resilience to natural hazards;
- Efficiently plan and deliver infrastructure;
- Support the creation of employment opportunities; and
- Make the planning scheme easier to access, understand and use.
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Division 8’s Denis Chapman said amending the planning scheme would occur in stages over the next three to four years.
“The ‘Building Better Neighbourhoods’ roadmap identifies dozens of projects such as the creation of local plans, a building height review, a housing diversity and land supply study, and improved vegetation and flood mapping,” Cr Chapman said.
“We thank everyone who has been involved in the planning scheme review process so far and encourage the community to continue to participate as the projects and amendments identified in the roadmap roll out in coming years.
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“Whether it be in our residential suburbs, our business precincts or our rural areas, our focus is on building better neighbourhoods on the Fraser Coast.”
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