The purpose of this study was to take an integrated, long-term view (25–30 years) of land use change and other issues within the settlements of the harbour basin and incorporate the local community's preferences on how future land use changes should be managed.
This study has been progressed at a broader level than most area plans undertaken by the Council, in that the primary purpose of this study is to identify the issues and develop options for dealing with these.
Specifically, this study focuses on the urban settlements of:
Detailed maps of each of the settlements study areas can be viewed by clicking on the relevant settlement names above. Please note that the areas indicated on this map are identified for information-gathering purposes and are not planned settlement growth areas. This project was adopted as a guide to future decision-making in September 2009.