Recently, consultation has been underway to prepare a Local Planning Strategy that will provide the foundations for the way that our City will develop into the future. As part of that process, a Community Panel made up of a representative sample of ratepayers and residents has met to consider a variety of topics, such as urban design and housing densities, which will help them to make recommendations to Council on the built form component of the LPS.
A first for Council, this form of consultation will allow us to hear the voice of the community, and provide us with valuable insight into local priorities and the issues that our residents believe should be considered as this project progresses.
Capturing the community's aspirations for the type of City they want for the future is hugely beneficial and I look forward to hearing the Community Panel's recommendations.
Cr Brent Fleeton