It is important to commission services that are sustainable in the three areas of finance, environment and community.
Sustainable communities are self-supporting and self-directing. Everyone is empowered to be involved in discussions and make decisions, and the most disadvantaged people are enabled to voice their opinions and be heard.
In order to make finances sustainable, increasing amounts of a set budget should be spent on preventative strategies that are proven to work.
Sustainable environments are ones that are created by, and for, those who will be populating them. They are designed with space for future developments, encourage health and wellbeing, and are cared for by the communities living in them.