4.3 Challenges

The challenges to shaping the spatial structure and urban form of the city are threefold: ­

  • To manage change in a sensitive and creative manner, neither making an urban museum nor condoning piecemeal, sporadic development, acknowledging that the value of our city lies in its unique character. ­
  • To cultivate the inner suburbs, and provide neighbourhoods with a choice of homes for a diverse mix of households and communities. ­
  • To extend the form and structure of the city for the benefit of communities in the new developing areas such as Belmayne–Clongfriffin and Cherry Orchard–Park West, including connectivity to these developing areas, and in doing so embrace the potential for quality urban design and placemaking.