ACT Planning Strategy
The Planning Strategy was adopted by the ACT Government on 26 June 2012. It replaces the Canberra Spatial Plan.
A planning strategy provides long-term planning policy and goals to promote orderly and sustainable development, consistent with the social, environmental and economic aspirations of the people. A long-term planning strategy is required under the Planning and Development Act 2007.
Planning strategy documents
2012 Planning Strategy split version
- Planning Strategy - Foreword (102.7 KB)
- Planning Strategy - ACT Planning Strategy at a glance (208.0 KB)
- Planning Strategy - Setting the scene (1.4 MB)
- Planning Strategy - Towards 2030 (1.3 MB)
- Planning Strategy - Appendices (605.4 KB)
- Planning Strategy (reduced colour) (6.7 MB)
Transitional planning strategy
- Canberra Spatial plan (2004)
- Sustainable Transport Plan (2004)
The most recent Transport for Canberra policy was released on 19 March 2012.
These studies and reports were used in the development of the Planning Strategy.
- Consultation report (889.7 KB)
- Biodiversity (486.3 KB)
- Climate change (426.7 KB)
- City structure and form (552.3 KB)
- Employment (613.8 KB)
- Food (476.6 KB)
- Health and wellbeing (459.6 KB)
- Housing (658.6 KB)
- Infrastructure (453.4 KB)
- Population and demography (762.2 KB)
- ACT regional perspective (461.6 KB)
- Resource consumption (484.5 KB)
- Social inclusion (466.8 KB)
- Transport and mobility (25686)
Draft planning strategy
- Draft ACT Planning Strategy part 1 (3.8 MB)
- Draft ACT Planning Strategy part 2 (3.9 MB)
- Draft ACT Planning Strategy part 3 (3.9 MB)
- Draft ACT Planning Strategy part 4 (3.8 MB)
- Fact sheet (894.9 KB)
The planning strategy must be considered when varying the statement of strategic directions in the Territory Plan and when preparing variations to the Territory Plan. It is not applicable to decisions on development applications or compliance actions.
Review of planning strategy
Every five years, the Executive must consider whether the Territory Plan needs to be reviewed.