The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development brings together planning, environmental and sustainability policy, the Government Architect, heritage, transport planning and nature conservation.
One of the Directorate's core functions is planning for Canberra’s future growth in partnership with the community. The organisation has statutory roles—performed under various pieces of legislation, the most important of which is development assessment under the Planning and Development Act 2007. The Directorate also administers the Territory Plan which provides the policy framework for the administration of planning in the ACT.
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