Three of the best
THE consistently high standard of work of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Planning team was recognised with a trifecta of awards at the Planning Institute of Australia’s Planning Excellence Awards held in Brisbane last week.
The council picked up commendations in three categories which recognised the excellence of the new Bundaberg Regional Planning Scheme, the Riverside Master plan and the council’s Development Assessment Improvement Program.
The council’s spokesman Cr Ross Sommerfeld attended the awards function and said the intent of the awards was to emphasise the important role of the planning profession and to stimulate public awareness of good planning.
The three commendation awards are peer recognition of the outstanding outcomes achieved by the council planning team through the development and implementation of strategic planning instruments.
The new Planning Scheme for the Bundaberg Region was a prime example of a consultative process that engaged the community and all stakeholders in the finalisation of a document that will guide future regional growth.
Likewise, the Draft Riverside Master Plan emerged from community consultation relating to a revitalisation of the CBD. Commentary at that time identified that the Riverside was a key asset.