The Planning Statement proposes that the Area Plans are prepared in a cascading sequence, and then reviewed every 5 years.

The cascading sequence paired with a 5 year review period allows for continuous community engagement and improvement. It also enables the review process to be more responsive to changing pressures and the needs of the community, while inviting public involvement on a more regular basis.

The intention is that this will make the plan review more accountable to the people and provide greater clarity about how individuals can contribute to the process and have a greater say in the future of their neighbourhood.