7.1 Good design and urban form supports compact and self-contained neighbourhoods to improve the use of existing infrastructure and minimise the use of resources:
- Urban growth is consolidated around activity and employment centres and along major transport corridor nodes and is supported by timely and effective transport and infrastructure services.
- Neighbourhoods and centres are designed and built at human scale and support community safety and resilience.
- Vibrant spaces, places and streets support living in compact and inclusive neighbourhoods.
- An integrated and safe network of pedestrian, cycle and public transport networks supports self-contained neighbourhoods.
- Sustainable design is a fundamental element to neighbourhoods, housing and supporting infrastructure.
7.2 Choice within a variety of neighbourhoods provides opportunity to meet the changing needs of the community:
- Neighbourhoods contain a mix of dwelling size, scale and types to suit a range of household types, sizes, ages and lifestyles, including tourism needs.
- An increased supply of appropriate dwellings is encouraged to meet the needs of smaller households.
- Flexible, innovative and contemporary housing options and designs are embraced to meet changing needs.
- Adaptable and universal housing with access to community spaces and services facilitate inclusive communities.
- Neighbourhoods provide opportunities for social, cultural and economic participation.
- Neighbourhoods reflect the local character and identity.
7.3 Access to affordable living options for all household types and income levels contribute to our liveability:
- Neighbourhoods are well designed to be sustainable and safe, encouraging walkability and social interaction.
- Housing meets the needs of low and moderate income households in terms of design, ongoing costs and access to services.
- An adequate supply of social and community housing is maintained and expanded to meet needs.
- Affordable housing in close proximity to services and facilities is protected and enhanced.
- Innovative housing options are supported to deliver affordable and sustainable living.