Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Public submissions are being considered

Omnibus Draft Territory Plan Variation (second group)

The ACT Government has prepared a second ‘Omnibus’ Draft Territory Plan Variation that proposes changing zoning and development opportunities for 3 public housing sites in Narrabundah, Griffith and Red Hill. These planning changes will pave the way for appropriate redevelopment on each of the sites in the future.

The omnibus draft variation supports the Government’s land release program and the revitalisation of the public housing portfolio consistent with the Public Housing Asset Management Strategy 2012–2017. It also builds on the ACT Planning Strategy, which aims to create a more compact and efficient city that offers employment opportunities, which is an important part of the ACT Government’s initiatives to stimulate the ACT economy.

The omnibus variation allows the community to gain an appreciation of the overall issues that underpin the changes to the Territory Plan. However, each individual site is contained in a stand- alone draft variation.

The draft variation will go through the usual Territory Plan amendment process, with the Legislative Assembly making the ultimate decision on each site. No development will occur on a site until the Omnibus variation is finalised and subsequent development applications approved.

There has been consultation during the preparation of the draft variations. Pre-consultation report (2.0 MB)

Written comments were invited until COB Monday 17 August 2015. DV334 Red Hill Housing Precinct written comments were invited until COB Monday 31 August 2015.

DV332 Narrabundah

DV332 has been referred to the Minister for Planning and Land Management for determination. Please see Recommended Draft Variations.   

DV333 Griffith

DV333 has been referred to the Minister for Planning and Land Management for determination. Please see Recommended Draft Variations.

DV334 Red Hill

Red Hill section 25 block 1, section 26 block 1, section 29 blocks 26 to 34, section 31 blocks 1 to 15 and block 49, and section 32 blocks 51 to 55 Red Hill Housing Precinct proposes to:  

  • Rezone block 1 section 25, block 1 section 26, blocks 25 to 43 section 29, blocks 1 to 15 and block 49 section 31 and blocks 51 to 55 section 32 Red Hill from the residential RZ1 suburban and RZ2 suburban core zone to the RZ5 residential zone.
  • Amend the Red Hill precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

Draft Variation 334 External link

There were 97 public submissions: 

Comments 1 - 20 (1.7 MB)

Comments 21 - 40 (2.2 MB)

Comments 41 - 60 (2.5 MB)

Comments 61 - 80 (8.7 MB)

Comments 81 - 97 (2.6 MB)

Background documents:

Site report Part 1 (6.3 MB)

Site report Part 2 (6.7 MB)

Tree assessment (1.2 MB)

Traffic impact analysis (7.7 MB) 

Preliminary site investigation Part 1 (5.6 MB)

Preliminary site investigation Part 2 (5.4 MB) 

Note: The closing date for written comments on DV334 was extended until COB Monday 31 August 2015. (For further information, please see Notifiable Instrument NI2015-477)  

DV339 Kaleen 

Kaleen section 117, block 23 proposes to:

  • Rezone the land from the CFZ community facility zone to the RZ5 high density residential zone.
  • Amend the Kaleen precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

Draft Variation 339 External link

Public comments (2.9 MB)

The following comments were submitted for DV330 Kaleen (withdrawn) and will be considered as part of DV339.  

Public comments (1.8 MB)

Background documents:

Flood report (109.9 KB)

Flood report - attachment 1 (1.2 MB)

Flood report - attachment 2 (89.2 KB)

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.

Omnibus Draft Territory Plan Variation

The ACT Government has prepared an ‘Omnibus’ Draft Territory Plan Variation that proposes changing zoning and development opportunities for 7 sites across Canberra. These planning changes will pave the way for appropriate redevelopment on each of the 7 sites in the future.

The omnibus draft variation supports the Government’s land release program and the revitalisation of the public housing portfolio consistent with the Public Housing Asset Management Strategy 2012–2017. It also builds on the ACT Planning Strategy, which aims to create a more compact and efficient city that offers employment opportunities, which is an important part of the ACT Government’s initiatives to stimulate the ACT economy.

The omnibus variation allows the community to gain an appreciation of the overall issues that underpin the changes to the Territory Plan. However, each individual site is contained in a stand- alone draft variation.

The draft variation will go through the usual Territory Plan amendment process, with the Legislative Assembly making the ultimate decision on each site. No development will occur on a site until the onmibus variation is finalised and subsequent development applications approved.

A map showing the location of each site is available here (1.8 MB)

There has been consultation during the preparation of the draft variations. The results of that consultation are available here: Community engagement outcomes report (826.5 KB)

Written comments were invited until COB Friday 19 December 2014.

V322 Downer

Note: This variation has been approved. Refer to approved Territory Plan variations 

Proposed changes:

Rezone block 17 section 61 Downer from the CFZ community facility zone to the RZ5 high density residential zone.

Rezone block 16 section 61 Downer from the CZ4 local centre zone to the CFZ community facility zone.

Amend the Downer precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

The variation commenced on 22 May 2015. The commencement notice is on the ACT Legislation Register at: Commencement Notice CN2015-7 External link

DV330 Kaleen

Note: The ACT Government will withdraw this draft variation (DV330) and replace it with DV339 Kaleen which applies to the same site.   

Kaleen section 117, block 23

Rezone the land from the CFZ community facility zone to the RZ5 high density residential zone.

Amend the Kaleen precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

The draft variation can be accessed at: Public Consultation Notice External link

Background documents:

Flood report (109.9 KB)

Flood report - attachment 1 (1.2 MB)

Flood report - attachment 2 (89.2 KB)

Public comments (1.8 MB)

V331 Lyons

Note: This variation has been approved. Refer to approved Territory Plan variations 

Lyons section 53, blocks 1, 4, 5 and 8 

Rezone the land from the RZ4 medium density zone and the PRZ1 urban open space zone to the RZ5 high density residential zone.

Amend the Lyons precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

DV335 Charnwood

Note: This variation has been recommended to the Minister for Planning. Refer to recommended draft variations  

Charnwood section 97 block 6

Rezone the land from the TSZ2 services zones to the CFZ community facility zone.

The draft variation can be accessed at: Public Consultation Notice External link

Background documents:

Site investigation report (14.5 MB)

No public comments were received for DV335.

V336 Symonston 

Note: This variation has been approved. Refer to approved Territory Plan variations 

Symonston section 1 block 8 and section 115 block 1

Rezones the land from the IZ1 general industrial zone to the IZ2 industrial mixed use zone and the PRZ1 urban open space zone. Consequential amendments to the Symonston precinct map and code.

V337 Greenway

Note: This variation has been approved. Refer to approved Territory Plan variations 

Greenway section 28 block 2

Proposed changes:

Rezone the land from the CZ6 leisure and accommodation zone to the RZ4 medium density residential zone.

Amend the Greenway precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

V338 Mitchell

Note: This variation has been approved. Refer to approved Territory Plan variations 

Mitchell section 54 block 3

Amends the Territory Plan definition of ‘civic administration’ to include ‘archives’ in the common terminology consistent with the National Capital Plan.

Amends the Mitchell precinct map and code to include ‘civic administration’ as additional merit track development on the subject site.

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