Binding planning laws for sustainable cities and regions.
Step 5) Sustainable Cities and Regions
Action: The Tasmanian Government must commit to a radical overhaul of the State's planning schemes with the aim of a) articulating a positive vision of sustainable urban and regional development - through a process of genuine community engagement and consultation; b) reflecting that vision is simple, clear planning schemes and State Policies; c) banning investment in developments that conflict with that vision - providing certainty for investors and the community; d) encouraging investment in urban and regional renewal, leading to liveable, sustainable cities and regions. Such a strategy must be driven by the State in order to recognise the resource and capacity limitations of - and the potential for adverse competition between - local governments.
Rationale: The strategy would be expected to encourage multiple-use
Note that this action is complementary to Step 6) - Public and Low Carbon Transport, and Step 4) - Saving Energy in particular.