Stage 1 included preliminary planning investigation and notifying landowners within the investigation area. The preliminary investigation was undertaken to understand the suitability and feasibility of the Highland Park investigation area for accommodating a growing population. This investigation looked at the following characteristics of the area:
A report was presented to Council in February 2022. The report found there are sufficient grounds to continue this project and that further investigations as part of Stage 2 – Technical investigations are required to gain a more detailed appreciation for the key matters identified in the preliminary planning investigation report.
Stage 2 began in July 2022. It will include further technical investigations and community engagement.
Highland Park study area
Highland Park investigation area