Blueprint launched to plan future city growth

By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au

A BLUEPRINT which will set the scene for the future of our city was finally launched by Gladstone City Council yesterday after eight years of planning.

Council assessment and development manager Andrew Kearns said the Gladstone Plan ? Shaping the future combined several plans for the city into one working blueprint.

'The Gladstone plan will be council's principal planning document which will manage the future growth and development of Gladstone,' Mr Kearns said.

Mr Kearns said the plan had been designed in accordance with state government regulations as part of the Integrated Planning Act (IPA).

Primarily designed for planning Gladstone's growth up to 2010, the plan deals with development and planning schemes.

Mr Kearns said for most residents, changes to these schemes would have very little impact, with commerce and industry the main targets.

However Mr Kearns said where the plan did impact on locals was through the pooling of three important local plans.

Mr Kearns said the CBD revitalisation plan, Kirkwood Road structure plan and retail study had all been combined as part of the Gladstone plan, dealing with anticipated growth of the region.



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