Clarence Residential Strategy
The Clarence Residential Strategy - April 2008 was adopted by Clarence City Council on 19 May 2008. The report provides a strategic framework for guiding residential growth to meet the needs of the City over the coming years.
In summary, the purpose of the project was to:
- review recent housing growth in Clarence, with particular regard to location preferences by market segments;
- make projections for the demand and supply of residential land for each market segment, taking into account population forecasts for the City;
- examine planning issues associated with residential development, including the need to provide for a variety of housing types for the future population structure;
- identify preferred areas for sustainable residential growth that is land capable of being efficiently provided with appropriate services and infrastructure; and
- develop a strategy that will inform a review of the City's planning controls, including a recommended urban growth boundary for the City, incorporating the Eastern Shore suburbs and the outlying established urban areas throughout the City.
The key findings of the strategy report included identification of land supply for the suburbs and villages representing certain market segments. This is a critical approach as it allows consideration of demand and supply issues for particular suburbs, rather than having to forecast supply needs based on total supply within the City's overall land bank.
The residential strategy identifies an urban growth boundary, which assists Council in supporting amendments and permits for new subdivisions. The urban growth boundary also assists strategic planning for growth by discouraging amendments to expand growth into new areas, rather than into the planned growth areas. In this way, the plan will allow for a sustainable form of urban growth, providing greater certainty in the provision of infrastructure in an efficient way.
Download the Clarence Residential Strategy - April 2008 (6786 kb)