Better Planning/Provision for Future Needs - Suggested Points

C.(i) What are some of the vital features of optimum urban living environment for people (at the foreseeable future scale of WA towns and cities) that you would prefer to see and why?

C.(ii) Are the current urban outcomes acceptable as future liveable environments for families and individuals; and is there adequate choice? – If not why not – and who should decide? Arising from that consideration, should the overall land-use planning system be modified to be more openly ‘people- centred’ and responsive to future family needs. What improvements do you believe could/should be made?

C.(iii) Consider and discuss the challenges of living in the immediate future at different population densities in the Metropolitan City Region of Perth / offer examples from elsewhere.

C.(iv) Re- thinking the principles of comprehensively planning and establishing new complete Neighbourhoods for supporting family life and futures. How to avoid further proliferation of ad hoc visual outcomes and part-built, poorly serviced, fragmented communities in anonymous ‘urban sprawl’ that has negative and socially damaging consequences to family life?

C (v) The social implications of urban intensification – evidence of these not being appropriately considered and provided- for. How does this major omission occur? Why does the system allow residential neighbourhoods to be built without a community development plan being considered to be an essential pre-requisite for planning approvals ?

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