The CDA has the responsibility of assuring the proper planning and development of the Western Peninsula’s residential and commercial sectors, including the provision of a viable electrical connection, sewage removal, telephone services, comprehensive transportation systems and water services.

The Authority proposes a major shift in its development focus to ensure that the peninsula's infrastructure facilities are restored and maintained at an acceptable standard. This is necessary and indeed critical, to support both the normal growth rate of the Peninsula's user population and the accelerated development initiatives of the Authority.