The Forster/Tuncurry & Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Urban Design and Density Review Background Report was prepared as a follow-on from the Housing Strategies for Forster/Tuncurry and Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest.
The Report identifies planning framework and assessment deficiences for high and medium density residential development and town centre urban designs, which have led to the development of Development Control Plan No.51 - Forster/Tuncurry Town Centres and Development Control Plan No.52 Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Town Centres.
The Report also identifies gaps in the present strategic planning framework and recommends a range of strategies and plans for action in Council's strategic work program covering areas such as planning, transport assets, main street programs and affordable housing strategies.
Due to the large size of the report, it has been broken up into sections for ease of downloading. Please note that due to the volume of information within the Urban Design Analysis, the subheadings are provided as an indication of the information available only.
Cover and Executive Summary
Town Centre Visions
Introduction to Urban Design & Density Review
Background to Review
Urban Structure Analysis
Forster/Tuncurry Subdivision and Street Patterns
Zoning, Land Use and Building Height
Building Type and Lot Size
Recent Approvals and Heritage
Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Land Use, Zoning, Building Height and Street Character
Building Typology, Lot Size, Recent Approvals and Heritage
Current Design Deficiencies
Planning Framework Review
Conclusions and Recommendations
Copies of the Background Report and other documents produced as part of the Urban Design & Density Review are available for purchase on CD from Council's Forster, Tea Gardens and Stroud offices.