What is a place plan?
Plans that put people and places first. Place plans start with our community – your values and priorities for your place. Together, we identify the unique local character of a place and the ways our community can shape, enhance or protect these aspects.
A place plan is guided by strategic documents – we put a local filter on all of our Council’s existing strategies to make one easy-to-read, action-oriented plan. It also includes analysis of potential opportunities for a place in line with the community’s vision.
Every place is unique and so is every place plan. A place plan may include events and activities, projects and works, actions for community, land use changes and more. A place plan is an easy-to-read plan for the future of a place – it outlines the community's vision for their place and actions to achieve that vision.
Why do we need place plans?
- Plans that put people and places first – it starts with our community's values and priorities for their place. Together, we identify the unique local character of a place and the ways our community can shape, enhance or protect these aspects.
- Creating vibrant places – to improve the liveability and wellbeing of our communities. Place plans help us plan for future programs and services, invest in infrastructure, attract investment and bring life to our streets.
- Empowering our community – our community wants to see action in their town centres, not plans that sit on a shelf. That’s why we’re taking a collaborative approach and working with our community to create great places.
Karuah Place Plan
Future planning at Karuah is focused on driving social wellbeing, creating a more connected town centre, better accessibility to the waterfront and improved community facilities for all to enjoy.