Charrette: Residential Strategy
Locale Consulting assisted Byron Shire Council in the organisation and facilitation of a Charrette to enable Council to finalise its policy position in the draft Residential Strategy.
A charrette is an intensive planning session where community, councillors and others collaborate on a vision for the development of, in this case, a strategy or policy position. The charrette process was designed and delivered in order to establish consensus on the key policies and associated principles and directions for the Strategy. It included community representatives, councillors and Council staff.
The Charrette was facilitated by the Locale team including Emma, Steve and Cinnamon bringing together our expertise in planning, engagement and conflict resolution.
As a result, we provided Council with the agreed priority housing principles / directions under the Strategy which were deemed to best meet housing needs in 2036. We also identified actions for infill development and new release areas which will support the implementation of the Strategy.
This assisted Council staff to further integrate community and stakeholder views into the Strategy and to inform ongoing implementation of directions regarding housing in the Byron Shire.
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