Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Comments are invited on the following draft variations

DV353 Changes to various zone development tables, development codes and definitions

The draft variation contains proposed changes to certain zone development tables for assessable and/or prohibited development; changes to provisions in some development codes, the Lease Variation General Code, the Estate Development Code, the Beard Precinct Map and Code and the Fyshwick Precinct Map and Code.

Documents available for public inspection

Draft Variation 353 External link

Background papers

Canberra Outlet Centre Planning Report (revised) (3.2 MB) 

Canberra Outlet Centre Parking Assessment (816.4 KB)

Canberra Outlet Centre Economic Impact Considerations (1.8 MB)

Effect of the draft variation

DV353 does not have interim effect.

Invitation to provide written comments

Written comments are invited until COB Monday 4 July 2016

Printed Copies of the draft variation and associated documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Planning Directorate Customer Service Centre (16 Challis Street, Dickson), Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please call 6207 1923 to arrange a copy for purchase.

DV349 Public Land Overlay and Zone Changes

Draft Variation 349 (DV349) proposes to vary the Territory Plan to incorporate two areas into Canberra's nature reserve system.

The proposed changes are to conserve two environmental offset areas that have been established to comply with approval conditions for developments impacting on Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES) under the provision of the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

DV349 proposes to make changes to the public land overlay and zone provisions of the Territory Plan as follows:

  • apply a nature reserve overlay to part of blocks 1616 and 1370 Belconnen; and
  • rezone block 7 section 72 Watson from PRZ1 Urban Open Space to NUZ3 Hills, Ridges and Buffer with a nature reserve overlay. 

Documents Available for Public Inspection 

Draft Variation 349 External link 

Background Paper - Letter from the Conservator of Flora and Fauna (1.8 MB)

Background Paper - Offset Areas (202.7 KB)

Effect of the Draft Variation

DV349 does not have interim effect. 

Invitation to give written comments

Details for providing written comments can be seen on the first page of Draft Variation 349 (linked above).

Written comments are invited until COB 24 June 2016

Printed Copies of the draft variation and associated documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Planning Directorate Customer Service Centre (16 Challis Street, Dickson), Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please call 6207 1923 to arrange a copy for purchase.

Public submissions are being considered

DV329 Weston Group Centre

DV329 Weston Group Centre (DV329) incorporates the recommendations of the recently endorsed Weston Group Centre master plan. DV329 proposes amendments to the Weston Precinct Map and Code to provide direction on future development opportunities for the centre, manage built form and ensure that the existing desirable character traits are retained as the centre develops over time.

DV329 has interim effect.

Draft Variation 328 and 329External link

Weston Group Centre master plan

Printed Copies of the draft variation, submissions received and background documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Planning Directorate Customer Service Centre (16 Challis Street, Dickson), Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please call 6207 1923 to arrange a copy for purchase.

Written comments from the public were invited until COB 16 March 2015

9 submissions were received during the consultation period.

Public submissions 1-9 (3.1 MB)

A public drop in session was held on the ground floor area in Cooleman Court, Weston on Saturday 21 February 2015, between 10am and 1pm. Members of the public were invited to come along to discuss the draft variation with staff from the Environment and Planning Directorate.

Effect of the draft variation

Section 65 of the Act applies to the draft variation. This means that, in addition to the Territory Plan, the provisions of Draft Variation 321 apply to development applications lodged on or after 30 January 2015. The draft variation is part of the Territory Plan for a period of up to one year unless the draft variation is commenced, is withdrawn or rejected by the Legislative Assembly. During this period, the ACT Government must not do or approve anything that would be inconsistent with the Territory Plan.

DV328 Oaks Estate

DV328 Oaks Estate (DV328) incorporates the recommendations of the recently endorsed Oaks Estate master plan. DV328 proposes amendments to the Oaks Estate precinct map and code to provide new opportunities for growth and change in the suburb while maintaining the history and character of Oaks Estate.

DV328 has interim effect.

Draft Variation 328 and 329External link

Oaks Estate Master Plan

Printed Copies of the draft variation, submissions received and background documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Planning Directorate Customer Service Centre (16 Challis Street, Dickson), Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please call 6207 1923 to arrange a copy for purchase.

Written comments from the public were invited until COB 16 March 2015

32 public submissions received during the consultation period

Public Submissions 1-11 (2.0 MB)

Public Submissions 12-22 (3.5 MB)

Public Submissions 23-32 (3.2 MB)

A public drop in session was held at the William Street community hall in Oaks Estate on Saturday 28 February 2015, between 10am and 1pm. Members of the public were invited to come along to discuss the draft variation with staff from the Environment and Planning Directorate.

Effect of the draft variation

Section 65 of the Act applies to the draft variation. This means that, in addition to the Territory Plan, the provisions of Draft Variation 321 apply to development applications lodged on or after 30 January 2015. The draft variation is part of the Territory Plan for a period of up to one year unless the draft variation is commenced, is withdrawn or rejected by the Legislative Assembly. During this period, the ACT Government must not do or approve anything that would be inconsistent with the Territory Plan.

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