Mixed use communities are areas zoned for more than one activity, with a range of commercial and residential unit options (refer to Figure 22).
They are a means to locate residents close to work and shops and are often located at public transportation hubs, further adding to the 'walkability' of these communities. The development of mixed use centres is a WSD approach operating at a catchment or regional scale, where flexible planning provisions have clustered activities near to existing infrastructure and away from areas of the hinterland or urban open space.
Mixed use development is only appropriate in some areas, and may be an anchor or transition for a broader single use zoning area. It is one of the responses available for the redevelopment of brownfield sites in the region, especially for post-industrial landscapes and logical growth nodes.