2009 Corporate total asset management plan
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30 Corporate Asset Management Plan CCoorrppoorraattee AAsssseett MMaannaaggeemmeenntt PPllaann 3.0 Future Demand This chapter will identify the expected growth and demand on Councils infrastructure. The future demand factors have been identified, however, the anticipated impact has not been quantified. This will be carried out in future revisions of the Asset management Plants, in conjunction with other strategic documents as the Recreation, Sport and Open Space Plan and the Social Atlas. Factors affecting demand include population change, changes in demographics, seasonal factors, vehicle ownership, consumer preferences and expectations economic factors, major projects, environmental awareness, etc. The asset management plans will cover a period of twenty years to 2028. Darwin City Councils Evolving Darwin Strategic Directions Towards 2020 and Beyond Plan outlines Councils vision for Darwin City in a planning context for the term of the current Council and will be complemented by Regional Management and Municipal Plans in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act. The planned delivery of this infrastructure will be utilised in the preparation of the future capital works programs and subsequently the financial projections included in the Asset Management Plans. The asset management plans will be updated to represent any changes made in such strategic documents on an ongoing basis. 3.1 Growth Trends The Australian Bureau of Statistics has provided indicative planning populations within the urban footprint for the wider Darwin area (which includes Darwin City, Palmerston-East Arm and Litchfield): The 2006 census reported that the population in the Darwin City Council area was just over 75,500, an increase of 3,400 people since 2001. The total population of the wider Darwin area (which includes Darwin City, Palmerston-East Arm and Litchfield) was 114,689 and is predicted to reach 154,000 by 2021. Due to the limited land capacity in the Darwin City Council area, and the general populations expectations of being able to live in individual houses, which creates the need for broad-acre developments, it is expected that Palmerston-East Arm, Litchfield and the proposed city of Weddell will absorb much of the population increase. A smaller percentage of the expected population increase will also be absorbed into the Darwin Central Business District as a result of the proliferation of high density apartments being constructed in this area. It is accepted that many of the residents from the wider Darwin area expect to use, or have access to, most of the facilities and services that Darwin City Council