Pepping_M_Workshop: Peri-Urban – Where two worlds meet as one

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

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Pepping_M_Workshop: Peri-Urban – Where two worlds meet as one

  1. 1. Peri-Urban Areas Where Two Worlds Meet as One Workshop by Mark Pepping Group Manager Strategic and Assets Wingecarribee Shire Council Peri Urban Conference La Trobe University Melbourne 2 October 2013
  2. 2. Peri-Urban Environments 2
  3. 3. • County of Cumberland Plan 1948 3
  4. 4. Sydney Region Outline Plan 1968 4
  5. 5. Vision for Sydney 2031 5
  6. 6. Wingecarribee Shire 6
  7. 7. Settlement and History 7
  8. 8. Land Use Statistics Area of Shire 2700km2 Urban Land area 7300ha 3% Agricultural Land area 152,000ha 56% National Parks and Conservation Areas 59,700ha 22% Special Areas 51,000ha 19% 8
  9. 9. Agriculture 9
  10. 10. Agriculturally Productive Land 10
  11. 11. Land Use in the Rural Lands 11
  12. 12. Census 2011 Shire Population 50000 45000 44395 40000 40636 36586 Numbers 35000 33240 30000 25000 42272 28187 Shire Population 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 1981-1986 1986-1991 1991-1996 1996-2001 2001-2006 2006-2011 Census Intervals Our population is now 46,000 (2013) which is a 9% increase from our population in 2006 (42,272). 12
  13. 13. Population Growth % Average Annual Growth 3.50% 3.50% 3.00% 2.20% 2.00% 2.50% 2.00% % 1.50% 0.80% 1.00% % Average Annual Growth 1.00% 0.50% 0.00% 1986-1991 1991-1996 1996-2001 2001-2006 2006-2011 Census Interval The population increase for the 5 year period from 2006-2011 was 5% (representing a 1% per annum growth rate which was slightly higher than the previous 5 year period however considerably lower than the growth rates of the late 1980s and 1990s of 3.5% and 2% per annum respectively). 13
  14. 14. Population Totals Population by Age Group 1996-2011 4,000 3,500 1996 2,500 2001 2,000 2006 2011 1,500 1,000 500 94 ye 95 ar -9 s an 9 d ov er 89 84 79 10 0 90 - 85 - 80 - 75 - 69 64 59 54 49 44 39 34 29 24 19 14 74 70 - 65 - 60 - 55 - 50 - 45 - 40 - 35 - 30 - 25 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 59 0 04y rs Numbers 3,000 Age Group (yrs) 14
  15. 15. Facts • The age groups under 60 are stable, increasing slightly or declining. • Age groups from 60 onwards are increasing by rates of 16% or greater with most age groups in this category experiencing 30% or greater increases. • The population who are aged over 65 yrs is 21.6% of the Shire compared to the NSW figure of 14.7%. This is an increase of 3.6% in the 5 years. • The proportion of Shire residents aged 55 yrs plus has increased from 31.9% in 2006 to 36% in 2011. • The median age of the Shire population has increased from 42 in 2006 to 45 in 2011 compared to 38 for NSW. The Shire’s median age increased by 3 years compared to the State median age which increase by 1 year • In 2011 the age group with the largest number of persons is the 60-64 years age group with 3,420 people. This is the first time an adult age group has surpassed a child’s age group. • 80% of the Shire’s population were born elsewhere 15
  16. 16. Aging Population Facts • Life expectancy has increased by more than 25 years since Federation • By 2016 it is expected that in NSW there will be more people over 65 years than 14 years of age or under. This occurred in Wingecarribee during 2009. • Wingecarribee is already there with 0-14yrs with 8609 compared to 65+ with 9608. • By 2031 the number of children in NSW will be fewer than in 2001 and the number of older people will be more than double 16
  17. 17. Wingecarribee Community Strategic Plan 2011-2031 17
  18. 18. IN 2031 - PEOPLE Goal 2.2 Wingecarribee people have a healthy lifestyle and inclusive community 2.2.1 Increase access to fresh local produce for all and build local food security through supporting local food production and consumption Goal 2.4 Wingecarribee fosters a diverse, creative and vibrant community 2.4.1 Proactively value, attract and hold a diverse population of young people, families, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds to the Shire to ensure a balanced community 18
  19. 19. IN 2031 - PLACES Goal 3.2 Wingecarribee has maintained a distinct character of separate towns and villages 3.2.1 Retain the rural landscape between towns and villages 3.2.2 Retain and make more distinctive the special qualities that make each town or village unique 3.2.3 Ensure growth of towns and villages does not compromise separation distance between those towns and villages 19
  20. 20. IN 2031 - ENVIRONMENT Goal 4.1 Wingecarribee’s distinct and diverse natural environment is protected and enhanced 4.1.1 Conserve the key natural resources of the Shire water catchments, arable land, key wildlife corridors, vegetation and scenic landscapes 4.2.2 Ensure that no development takes place in Wingecarribee that would threaten the underpinning natural resources of the area as a water catchment, food bowl, and tourist and recreational attraction 20
  21. 21. IN 2031 - ECONOMY Goal 5.2 The ‘Southern Highlands’ is a recognised tourist destination throughout Australia Goal 5.3 Wingecarribee has agribusiness suited to our distinct climate and geography 5.3.1 Optimise our current agribusiness 5.2.1 Develop and implement a compelling economy by developing closer and mutually and competitive brand identity for the beneficial relationships between producers and Southern Highlands, based on our distinctive consumers in the Southern Highlands lifestyle factors of climate, horticulture, recreation, landscape and heritage 5.2.2 Develop and implement a comprehensive Tourism Strategy for the Southern Highlands, based on the unique Southern Highlands brand of climate, horticulture, recreation, landscape and heritage 5.3.2 Develop and implement programs to extend our agribusiness economy by pursuing new lines of business which best fit our climate and brand identity 21
  22. 22. PERI-URBAN AREAS Characteristics and Issues •Food Bowls vs Urban Growth Land •rural living lifestyle vs farming •Cosmopolitan vs country •Tourist destinations •Source of Raw materials •Water Catchment areas •Producer of employment •Environmental Habitat Areas 22
  23. 23. WORKSHOP Purpose of the workshop Recognise the benefits and impacts of attracting people from the City to the peri urban environments. Lifestyle living v rural production v tourism How to accommodate population growth and at the same time retain a rural productive environment. What role can Governments play in retaining land in perpetuity for productive purposes 23

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