The principles that inform road design are:
- use of minimum reserve widths
- elimination of unnecessary roads
- sites on both sides of the road
- reduction of road frontage for
larger land uses such as schools and parks
- reduction of residential plot
- avoidance of short street blocks.
A full waterborne sewerage system is being installed throughout the area.
This is essential due to the geological conditions and water courses flowing
through the area.
Each site is provided with an on-site water connection to facilitate the
water-borne sewerage system and to provide water to each household.
Adequate street lighting is essential to ensure safety, particularly in
public areas such as activity spines and informal markets.
Business premises are being provided with electricity in the normal manner
while small businesses and houses often use a pre-paid metering system.
Stormwater is accommodated on the surface as far as possible. Run-off
should be accommodated in the upper catchment and post development run-off
should not exceed pre-development run-off.
Posts and Telecommunications
Cluster post boxes are being provided in the major areas - delivery takes
place at these points.lines and connections is also actively being pursued