An inter-urban break is a green space between urban areas which acts as a buffer to urban sprawl and protects the local economy, environment and community
As a long-term investor and landholder on the Sunshine Coast, Stockland recognises the importance of maintaining an inter-urban break to ensure the unique character of the Sunshine Coast is retained.
Urbis has undertaken extensive research to better understand the form and function of regional inter-urban breaks to assist with future planning processes (download the report here).
Utilising both international and national case-studies, their research has identified key criteria to assess the suitability of the Halls Creek and Beerewh East IGAs from exclusion from the current Moreton Bay-Sunshine Coast regional inter-urban break such as the protection of high value agricultural activities, limiting impact on ecological commities and catchments and preserving important landscape features, view and vistas.
Their findings identifed :