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Council has an ongoing commitment to land supply and development monitoring.
This allows Council to work in collaboration with the State Government, the development industry, and the community, to ensure we have enough land for housing and employment, and the right policies to promote appropriate development.
Council is undertaking several foundational investigations, which will help a new planning scheme to plan for the right development, in the right places.
These investigations, in addition to Council’s ongoing monitoring activities are explained further below.
The UAELI is part of the "Reshaping our Region’s Planning" Portfolio and is the first foundational "strategic policy" investigation completed that will inform preparations for a new planning scheme. The investigation will also support implementation of the Regional Economic Development Strategy (2020-41).
The primary focus of the investigation was to understand and clarify how the region is tracking against the State interest benchmark to ensure an Effective Supply of at least 15-years of Industry zoned land that is able to be serviced. The investigation also analysed how the region’s industrial and knowledge-based employment lands (in urban areas) have been used and are likely to be used in the future.
A key requirement of the UAELI was to analyse the supply and demand situation for the five types of industrial development areas or precincts within the Industry Zone, being:
The key findings from the UAELI report include:
The HNI is part of the "Reshaping our Region’s Planning" Portfolio, and is the second foundational investigation (after UAELI) that will inform a new planning scheme.
The HNI has examined where and how we live now, as well as what we need to do to maintain our livable suburbs as the region grows and changes. The HNI focused on five key areas of housing:
The key findings from the HNI report include: