What is Master Planning?
The purpose of a Master Plan is to provide a framework for future development of an area or site. It is a strategic plan that determines the location, scale and types of developments that could occur at a particular area. The master planning process involves reviewing the existing physical conditions, analysing site issues and developing an agreed strategic plan for the site/area. Often there is a need to consult with a diversity of stakeholders to assist in determining a series of agreed design outcomes.
Benefits of Master Planning
- Assists in addressing issues and identifying site constraints
- Outlines community and user group needs
- Documents vegetation and geographic features
- Provides infrastructure and facility plans
- Assesses the preliminary feasibility of a proposal
- Probable cost and staging plan
- Determines funding opportunities
- Extensive community and stakeholder consultation and agreed outcomes
- Broad understanding of the site issues and opportunities
- Specific recommendations for future development and enhancements
- High level concept plan outlining the design intent of the site area
- Costed implementation plan