In the Site Analysis phase of design, the project team uses the resource mapping (from the Site Assessment phase) to explore a potential development layout for the site. This includes the following steps, each of which should respond to the principles of WSD:
Develop project objectives based on assessment work, and WSD principles and objectives based on regional, catchment and site priorities .
Establish an environmental framework appropriate to the site's ecosystem functions and values. This should support potential development with an appropriate level of environmental services and landscape values whilst meeting the objectives of WSD.
Prepare a development framework that responds to site conditions with appropriate development densities, building coverage and infrastructure services.
Review the site context at the regional and catchment scales, and in accordance with proposed site-specific land uses.