YIMBY Qld congratulate the Queensland Government for taking the initiative to prepare and undertake stakeholder consultation about the Model Code for Neighbourhood Design, under the Creating Healthy and Active Communities initiative. However, we raise concerns with:
- Some of the key messaging around this topic
- The way some of the specific requirements could be interpreted and applied if not reviewed and clarified
- The broader implications for housing affordability in Queensland and
- The missed opportunities to implement further initiatives that could have a more significant impact on improving community health and wellbeing, including mandating the flexibility within local planning schemes to create a more compact urban form, reducing minimum lot sizes and increasing opportunities for housing choice and diversity, particularly in areas primarily occupied by only single family dwellings.