Sensible, Considered and Progressive Planning Scheme Adjustments
Despite council’s planning scheme being designated as award-winning by the State government, local planning often remains complicated, over-protected and mired in red tape.
Planning layers created to protect our shire have often served to hinder, deter or outright reject proposed projects, stymieing economic growth. Sensible changes need to be considered and made to the current planning scheme that will allow businesses to grow in correctly designated areas and that enables further residential property development, in turn helping increase council’s rate-paying property base, but which will not take away the protection of sensitive environmental areas requiring protection.
Serious consideration will also be required to ensure the supply of residential properties in non-tourism areas so that we have accommodation available for residents to live while working in the shire.