Current technical amendments

The planning and land authority gives notice under section 90(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2007 (the Act) of Technical Amendment to the Territory Plan TA2017-16 - various code and clarification amendments (272.7 KB)

TA2017-16 proposes to:

Multi unit housing development code

  • Adjust Rule R9 to clarify that this rule also applies to blocks formerly classified as residential B1 and B8 area specific policy prior to March 2008 that were lawfully constructed but not under a holding lease at that time.
  • Amend Rule R26 (building envelope) to ensure that the more onerous solar fence requirements apply to all blocks (except those blocks approved under an estate development plan on or after 5 July 2013)
  • Amend Rule R57 (solar access requirements) to clarify this rule applies to all blocks unless subject to R57A (which deals with blocks approved under an estate development plan on or after 5 July 2013).

Industrial zones development code

  • Include bushfire building requirements for IZ2 zones to be consistent with provision for IZ1 zones.

Deakin precinct map and code

  • Adjust unit identifier details in R10 in line with changes to blocks due to subdivision.

Definition of ‘attached house’

  • Adjust the definition of attached house to remove misinterpretation and misuse of the purpose of this type of development

The public is invited to inspect and make comment on the technical amendment. Written comments will be received until COB Friday 8 September 2017. Written comments, quoting TA2017-16, should be made in the following ways:

  • Via email to
  • Via post to Territory Plan Comments, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • In person during business hours at the Access Canberra Customer Service Centre, 16 Challis Street, Dickson  ACT

Comments received will be made publicly available, for a period of at least 15 working days starting ten working days after the closing date, at EPSDD's Shopfront in Dickson and will be published on EPSDD's website.

Personal information including submitters names and contact details will not be made public unless requested otherwise. This is in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy.

Part of the comments can be excluded and made unavailable to the public upon request. A request for exclusion under section 411 of the Act must be in writing, clearly identifying what you are seeking to exclude and how the request satisfies the exclusion criteria. Please note that name and contact details and other personal information will not be made public unless requested.

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has been advised of the technical amendment.

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