The Far North District has a low population density with diverse social and economic communities. We are subject to a range of natural hazards, such as flooding and coastal erosion, and must consider the impacts of climate change. This has resulted in parts of our District having limited access to efficient, resilient and affordable infrastructure and services and incompatible land uses.
We need to make sure that the right activities are happening in the right places in order to use our existing infrastructure efficiently and ensure its affordability now and into the future.
Key issues are addressed by:
- New provisions that promote growth in the right locations
- New provisions that promote density in urban areas where infrastructure is, or will be, available.
Your feedback told us:
- Infrastructure providers support provisions that relate to regionally significant and critical infrastructure
- You support enhancing and future-proofing public access to the coastline and rivers, whilst balancing the need for public access with habitat protection
- That aircraft strips and landing pads for rural activities should be provided for
- We need to consider indirect flightpaths and the implications of Airport Buffer provisions.