A Local Planning Strategy is essentially a ‘road map’ of the future growth directions for the City. The Local Planning Strategy is intended to guide future decisions in relation to rezoning, residential density changes and funding for future services and infrastructure.
The City of Stirling's draft Local Planning Strategy provides guidance and direction to ensure coordinated and responsive land use planning across the City. It is intended to provide the strategic basis for current and future local planning schemes, as well as guide and manage future development in the City. It is a statutory document and provides a link between state and regional strategic planning policies and local interests.
If future development within the City isn't suitably planned, population growth and increased commercial opportunities could have a detrimental impact on the City and its residents. However, with the necessary planning measures in place, the City will ensure that it makes the most of this potential growth.
The main themes arising from the draft Local Planning Strategy include:
- Focusing increased densities around centres and activity corridors
- Guiding design elements of multiple and grouped dwellings throughout the City
- Reviewing residential capacity in areas where unsustainable growth can occur
- Increasing housing diversity in suitable locations
- Expanding existing local commercial centres, investigating potential density increases and revitalising local centres
- Protecting the natural and historic built environment
- Improving sustainable transport options and reducing car dependency
- Providing for increased employment and commercial opportunities within the City.
For more information or to make a submission, visit Your Say Stirling.
Did you know?
The Local Planning Strategy is a two part document. Part one contains the overall strategic direction for the City, while part two contains all relevant background information and an analysis of the issues the City is facing.