Peggie T_Planning for resilient, connected and well serviced communities

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Beyond the Edge: Australia's First National Peri-Urban Conference
La Trobe University
Oct 2013

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Peggie T_Planning for resilient, connected and well serviced communities

  1. 1. Planning for Resilient, well Serviced and Connected Communities Tim Peggie Director, Structure Planning Growth Areas Authority October 2013
  2. 2. Overview     The Growth Areas Authority – Role and Outputs Growth of Peri-Urban Centres Creating Resilient, well Serviced and Connected Communities Example
  3. 3. The Growth Areas Authority • • • • Established in recognition of the need for better land use and infrastructure planning The GAA works with seven growth area councils; Mitchell, Hume, Whittlesea, Cardinia, Casey, Melton and Wyndham We also work collaboratively with government departments, agencies and landowners “Partners in creating new communities” 3
  4. 4. Melbourne’s Designated Growth Corridors
  5. 5. Magnitude of the task: Development over ~30 years:  350 000+ households  ~1 000 000 people  12 600 Ha of industrial land  15 major & 85 local town centres  150+ Government & Non-Government schools  100 new community facilities  1 500+ Ha of active open space  5 200 Ha of conservation areas  350 000+ jobs
  6. 6. How we plan for new communities • • • • • Long term planning through development of Growth Corridor Plans Precinct Structure Planning Monitor land supply and affordability Develop an approach to development sequencing and infrastructure coordination Assess long term infrastructure and service needs 6
  7. 7. Plan Outputs
  8. 8. PSP Guidelines launched by the Minister for Planning, October 2009.
  9. 9. Manor Lakes PSP
  10. 10. GAA Relevance to Peri Urban Places • Growth rates of Peri-Urban centres are substantial • Rates of growth only behind designated growth areas and Melbourne City Council • Peri-Urban centres will continue to prosper • GAA currently assisting with planning outputs in Latrobe and Baw Baw Councils
  11. 11. What makes Peri-Urban Centres Special? • Strong Communities • Good transport connections • Often have excellent “social infrastructure” • Health, Education, Police and Emergency Services, Sporting and Cultural Facilities, Heritage, etc. • Real places with broad cross section of community • Lifestyle attributes, Character • Capacity to grow
  12. 12. GAA Approach to Planning • Co-ordinated and collaborative process between Council, landowners, stakeholders and Agencies. • Consistent outcomes with response to local context. • Better structural outcomes, Better “placemaking” • Identifies infrastructure requirements and allocates funding • Streamlining of process and resultant timeliness
  13. 13. Creating Resilient, Connected and well Serviced Communities • Access and Connectivity • Permeability and Walkability • Support and emphasise existing physical and social infrastructure • Ensuring equitable distribution of services and facilities • Avoiding piecemeal solutions, responding to the legacy of past decisions • Understand thresholds to facilitate infrastructure • Resource and allocate funding • Don’t forget jobs and transport
  14. 14. Latrobe City Council Example

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