This Building Better Neighbourhoods initiative includes urban and suburban localities, our rural villages, coastal townships and commercial, education and industrial hubs. Importantly, our employment areas and the natural environment also play key roles in supporting our neighbourhoods.
Communities are groups of people that make up a particular area or region. Neighbourhoods is a similar concept, but refers to the physical places in which people live. Our communities depend significantly upon the quality of our neighbourhoods.
When they are designed well, neighbourhoods contribute positively to our economy, our natural environment and the way in which we live and enjoy our surroundings.
The planning scheme is the document that guides what our new neighbourhoods and developments look and feel like. By improving our planning scheme to build better neighbourhoods, we provide the foundation to create better places for people to live, work and play.