The ability to provide the infrastructure expected by our communities is limited by our low population density, socio-economic constraints, the impacts of natural hazards and climate change, and incompatible land uses.
This has resulted in parts of our District having limited access to efficient, resilient and affordable infrastructure and services. A lack of consolidated and coordinated development has resulted in inefficient use of existing infrastructure and has compromised the affordability of future infrastructure provision.
There are costs associated with not protecting infrastructure from incompatible land uses and adapting to climatic and technological changes. This can limit infrastructure providers in what they provide, where, and at what cost.
Key issues are addressed by:
- New provisions that provide and promote growth in the right locations.
- New provisions will promote density in urban areas where infrastructure is, or will be, available.