Our community engagement on the draft Residential Strategy will be undertaken in two parts:
Shaping our Neighbourhoods - from 12 April - 24 May 2019
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Draft Residential Strategy - on display in the second half of 2019
The draft Strategy will incorporate the feedback from Shaping our Neighbourhoods, providing the community with a well-informed Strategy. It will set a clear understanding of the role both infill (additional housing in existing neighbourhoods) and new land release housing will play in meeting the needs of everyone in our community, while ensuring it is delivered in a way that enhances character and liveability.
The two part approach will deliver a sound Strategy, informed by research and ongoing conversations in our communities. It will provide a Strategy that is workable, practical and centred around:
- building partnerships with the private sector and community housing providers to create genuine affordable housing
- ensuring greater housing choice for our residents and improving the liveability of our neighbourhoods
- identifying the best locations to accommodate future housing growth, considering transport links, services and infrastructure, as well as land suitability and future character
- linking expected housing growth with increased community infrastructure needs enabling Council to plan and advocate for those needs
The Residential Strategy is an important tool for setting out a plan for responding to population growth and changing housing needs. A two part approach will provide Council and the community with a solid position for:
- moving forward in a localised response to the Low Rise Medium Density Code
- amendments to the LEP to incorporate SEPP 70 Affordable Housing Scheme
- hearing community ideas and being able to better understand what the community thinks is important for future housing provisions. This is an essential part of developing the Strategy.