1Introduction

​​​​Successful places are those where a community, made up of a range of people, can meet their daily needs within an easy walking distance.  

To achieve this, design decisions regarding where to locate different activities, such as shops, parks and houses, are crucial.  Subdivision design must consider where future activities will be located, and the interconnections between them, from the earliest point in the design and development process.  An important factor that must be prioritised is where and at what density will people (and their houses) be located, so to use density to support the commercial, retail, education and other facilities, including public transport, that will subsequently be provided.

Section Contents

The contents list and design outcomes for the whole of this section are listed below.  Each sub heading highlights a separate webpage that can be accessed by clicking on the menu located to the left of this introduction.

Mixed communities

Design Outcome

Subdivisions have a mix of useable section types, sizes, uses and activities, which facilitate diversity and adaptability.

Identify current and future intensification

Design Outcome

Subdivisions are located in areas that can accommodate current and future intensification.

Placement and integration of amenities

Design Outcome

Subdivision design locates amenities where they have maximum exposure and accessibility.

Open space provision

Design Outcome

Within a subdivision, consider the location, type, and amount of open space and other public amenities provided.  Enhance existing networks and provide a variety of open spaces for different uses.

Public access

Design Outcome

Streets provide public movement and access throughout a subdivision.