Strategic outcomes that promote physical activity

The content of Strategic Outcomes can be linked:

  • upwards to the corporate plan, remembering this is the policy direction of the council and where the priorities for operating initiatives and funding are derived
  • downwards through the planning scheme, through the purpose of codes and codes themselves.

The standard planning scheme provisions for new Planning Schemes are divided into 8 headings, the following Strategic Outcomes relate to the standard planning scheme provisions and the corporate plan initiatives and codes contained in this resource package. There is also sufficient information contained in this resource to formulate further supporting statements for these Strategic Outcomes in the context of the local planning environment.

Suggested Strategic Outcomes for Community Identity and Diversity or Access and Mobility

  1. A community that is planned, designed and managed so that it is sustainable, safe and able to respond to the changing environment and community landscape
  2. Ensure a continuous supply and cater for a balanced range of community facilities; cultural, physical activity opportunities; natural environments and attractive landscapes; to meet community needs through:
    1. parks and facilities – a wide range and equitable distribution of high quality, usable parks and recreation facilities
    2. recreation diversity – parks and recreation facilities of different types and scales, containing different landforms, fauna communities, vegetation types and features, and maximising opportunities to protect cultural, recreational, ecological and aesthetic values
    3. facilities and infrastructure – high quality physical activity facilities that are appropriate for potential users
  3. Safe, integrated, accessible and well connected local communities both physically and through community participation and ownership, including provision of active transport infrastructure for connectivity, mobility and accessibility for residents and encouragement of physical activity through more walking and cycling trips whether for recreation or to and from nearby destinations. [*Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994 (TPCA) defines active transport infrastructure as – Infrastructure for use in connection with active transport, including, for example, the following—
    1. a path or walkway for use by pedestrians;
    2. a path, lane or other infrastructure for use by cyclists;
    3. a device or facility designed and constructed for parking bicycles;
    4. an end of trip facility.]

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