Submission to the Shellharbour City Council Draft Open Space and Recreation Needs Study & Strategy
UDIA is generally supportive of the findings within the Study that Shellharbour residents have access to a wide variety of open space and recreation facilities. Our industry supports and funds the provision of some of this infrastructure, and it provides value to homebuyers and investors.
We acknowledge the predictions in the Study of a shift to greater medium density take-up but believe this shift will be larger than predicted in the Study, and will also include a similar shift to high density in areas of high amenity. Direction 1 of the Strategy needs to be clearly aligned to the optimal density outcomes achievable under the Shellharbour Local Environmental Plan.