The planning and design of the City considers how we can create:
- Vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods that foster social and economic growth whilst protecting and enhancing the character of local places;
- Greener, cooler and more attractive places that positively contribute to the lifestyle of our residents and visitors;
- Connected, active, climate ready and safer settings for people of all ages, abilities and modes to move efficiently around our city, and
- Support Council’s ongoing management of existing assets and advocate for appropriate investment across the City.
Our work supports the Principles of Good Design, focusing on how buildings and places can meet the needs of the people who use them.
Our approach supports iterative, co-design processes that aim to empower local communities to enable change through their early involvement in the planning and design processes, building from their knowledge of local sites, and strengthening relationship between people, and between people and their places.
Our team works with local communities, providing a range of specialist skills which support strategic, ‘whole-of-city’ thinking and technical knowledge, in balance with local community values.