Darwin Regional Land Use Plan
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DARWIN REGIONAL LAND USE PLAN 2015 16 Urban and Peri-Urban Peri-urban areas are neither geographically or conceptually well-defined but have both urban and rural characteristics and relate to both the urban areas which they adjoin and the broader region in which they are located. Urban and peri-urban areas identified in the land use structure include established areas and broad hectare land potentially suitable for future development. These areas will accommodate a full range of land uses such as: a variety of housing types retail and commercial community facilities and services sport, recreation and urban open space natural and conservation areas. An example of current Urban and Peri-Urban development in the Darwin Region. Land for industry and strategic industry has been identified separately because of the need to minimise the potential impacts on other urban activities. Often identified in response to detailed land capability considerations, peri-urban areas can have a number of roles. For example, they can provide a buffer of very low density residential development that shares many characteristics of the adjacent urban residential area. A buffer of large but developed lots can limit the number of people exposed to the risk of biting insects as well as create a degree of buffering for the residents in the urban residential areas. The larger lots can also provide a transition between urban areas and less intense development, such as rural lifestyle to minimise the potential for future land use conflicts Peri-urban areas usually have limited or no local facilities and services, relying instead on the full range available in the adjacent urban area.
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