Planning for future urban growth

CLARENCE City Council has begun planning for the sustainable growth of the Tranmere- Droughty Point-Rokeby peninsula, which has been identified as Clarence’s main future urban growth area in the Southern Tasmanian Regional Land Use Strategy.

The study area runs around the peninsula, beginning at the current edge of residential development at both Tranmere and Rokeby.

The land slopes up from the River Derwent to a wide central spine which itself is a prominent visual feature of the Hobart sub-region.

From a sub-regional perspective, the west side of the study area is visually significant as it forms the eastern bank of the River Derwent; the gateway to Hobart from the sea.

This makes the site a significant component of one of Australia’s most picturesque city settings.

Council has decided that a structure plan should be prepared to guide future development of the area so that it can properly plan for factors like the visual significance, physical opportunities and constraints, including the topography, and the need for coordinated delivery of services and facilities for a growing population.

A structure plan is a broad scale plan which identifies the key components of future development.

This includes a desirable urban form, a legible and connected movement network for vehicles and pedestrians, provision for an appropriate range of housing types, open space networks, recreational, commercial and community facilities, and a staging program.

Council has engaged town planning and urban design consultants to undertake the structure plan by July this year.

A community consultation process is integral to the project and will soon be undertaken by the consultants.

Timeframes for the consultation will be determined in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned to Council’s website and Facebook page for further details of the consultation to ensure you have your say.

Caption: The Tranmere-Droughty Point-Rokeby peninsula has been identified as a future urban growth area.

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