Tharwa Village Plan

The ACT Government is preparing a village plan for Tharwa.

What’s happening now?

Community engagement on the draft village plan (stage 2) started on Friday 11 August and closes on Friday 22 September 2017.

The Tharwa Draft Village Plan has been informed by community feedback, industry input and technical planning studies.

About the Tharwa Village Plan

The Tharwa Draft Village Plan aims to foster the protection and enhancement of Tharwa’s unique character and build upon the value the village contributes to the local community, tourism and recreational opportunities for Canberra.

The draft village plan recommends a vision, planning principles and strategies to guide the village into the future. It aims to identify what is important about the village and how to enhance its environmental, social and economic sustainability. The village plan process will be informed by input from the community and stakeholders, including traders and lessees in the village, and ACT Government directorates.

Community engagement is an important part of the planning process. People who live or work in or near the village, or who use the area, have valuable knowledge to contribute to the planning process. Community involvement is essential in helping develop a successful and achievable village plan.

Study area

Stage 1 community consultation

Community engagement on the first stage of the Tharwa Village Plan ran from 27 January until 26 February 2016.  Stage 1 of the village plan process informed the community, industry and representative groups about the village planning project, gained feedback on what needs to be addressed in the village and outlined the process and timeframes.

Discussion and feedback was based on information posters and information to residents.

During stage 1, information was made available online, via poster displays at the Tharwa General Store, at the Tuggeranong Town Centre, and at the two community workshops.

Findings from stage 1 can be found in the Tharwa Village Plan Community Engagement Outcomes.

Stage 2 community engagement

  • Stage 2 community engagement for the Tharwa Draft Village runs from Friday, 11 August to 22 September 2017.
  • For information, how to comment and to attend the drop-in session visit

What’s next?

Following engagement on the draft village plan, comments will be used to finalise the Tharwa Village Plan.

Do you want to know more?



Post: ‘Tharwa Village Plan’, Strategic Planning Division, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, GPO Box 158, Canberra City 2601

Phone: Access Canberra on 13 22 81 (and ask for the EPSDD master plan team).

You can register your contact details by email or phone (13 22 81) to be kept informed about the village plan process and further phases of community engagement. You can also leave your contact details with an ACT Government staff member at our 'drop-in’ session.

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