Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Comments are invited on these variations

DV358 - Changes to Wright Precinct Map and Code

Draft Territory Plan Variation 358 (DV358) proposes to amend the Wright precinct map and code to prohibit residential uses (supportive housing, residential care accommodation and retirement village) on block 3 section 29 Wright (the subject site, currently registered as block 3). The subject site is Community Facility Zoned land. The Public Housing Renewal Taskforce (Taskforce) has identified part of section 29 Wright (currently registered as block 2) for public housing and the remainder of section 29 Wright (block 3) is on the ACT Government’s Indicative Land Release Program for release in 2018-19.

Following extensive community consultation and a Community Needs Assessment, the ACT Government is proposing to restrict the future use of the subject site to community purposes only. Any residential purposes (residential care, retirement villages and supportive housing) will be prohibited on the site confirming the land is to be used for community purposes only.

Draft Variation 358 External link

Community Needs Assessment - Background Document (539.7 KB)

Written comments from the public are invited until COB 23 February 2018.

Comments should include reference to the draft variation and be addressed to the Territory Plan Section. Please also provide your name and contact details to assist in the assessment of the comments provided, and to enable EPSDD to contact you in relation to your comments, if required. Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy.

Comments can be:

  • emailed to terrplan@act.gov.au
  • mailed to Territory Plan Section, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • delivered to the Access Canberra Customer Service Centre at 16 Challis Street, Dickson
  • made on the ‘Have Your Say’ website: https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/

Copies of written comments will be made available for public inspection for no less than 15 working days starting 10 working days after the closing date for comment. The comments will be available at the Access Canberra customer service centre in Dickson and may be published on EPSDD’s website. Comments made available will not include personal contact details unless you request otherwise.

A request may be made for parts of a submission to be excluded under section 411 or 412 of the Planning and Development Act 2007. A request for exclusion under these sections must be in writing, clearly identifying what parts of your submission you are seeking to exclude and how the request satisfies the exclusion criteria.

Printed copies of the draft variation (this document) and background documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Access Canberra 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.

Interim Effect

Section 65 of the Planning and Development Act 2007 applies to the draft variation. This means that the provisions of Draft Variation No 358 have interim effect, and apply to development applications lodged on or after Friday 15 December 2017.

During the period of interim effect the ACT Government must not do or approve anything that would be inconsistent with the Territory Plan as if it were amended by the draft variation. Where there is an inconsistency between provisions in the current Territory Plan and provisions in the draft variation, then the draft variation takes precedence for the extent of the inconsistency.

Interim effect will end on the day the earliest of the following happens:

  1. the day the public availability notice under section 70 for the draft variation being recommended to the Minister is notified in accordance with the Legislation Act
  2. the day the draft variation, or the corresponding variation, is withdrawn under section 68 (1)(b) or section 76 (3)(b)(v)
  3. 1 year after the date of the consultation notice.

Public submissions are being considered

DV357 End of Trip Facilities

Draft Variation 357 (DV357) is introducing an End-of-Trip Facilities General Code into the Territory Plan.  DV357 is proposed to replace the Bicycle Parking Facilities General Code.

Draft Variation 357 External link

Written comments from the public were invited until COB 13 June 2017.

5 public submissions received during the consultation period - Public Submissions 1-5 (1.8 MB)

DV357 and the background papers are also available at Access Canberra, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm

Interim Effect

Section 65 of the Act does not apply in relation to DV357 and therefore it does not have interim effect.  The current Territory plan will continue to apply while the Draft Variation remains in draft form.

DV345 Mawson Group Centre

Draft Variation 345 Mawson Group Centre (DV345) is incorporating the planning policy recommendations of the approved Mawson group centre master plan. It is proposing changes to zones within the Division of Mawson and amendments to the Mawson precinct map and code.

The Authority extended the public consultation period for DV345. The Authority invited written comments about DV345 from the public until COB 2 June 2017.

DV345 External link

Mawson Group Centre Master Plan External link

21 submissions were received during the consultation period.

Public Submissions 1 to 11 (3.3 MB)

Public Submissions 12 to 21 (9.7 MB)

The documents are also available at the Access Canberra, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Interim Effect

Section 65 of the Planning and Development Act 2007 applies to DV345.  This means that the provisions of Draft Variation No 345 have interim effect, and apply to development applications lodged on or after 3 March 2017.

During the period of interim effect the ACT Government must not do or approve anything that would be inconsistent with the Territory Plan as if it were amended by the draft variation.  Where there is an inconsistency between provisions in the current Territory Plan and provisions in the draft variation, then the draft variation takes precedence for the extent of the inconsistency.

Interim effect will end on the day the earliest of the following happens:

  1. the day the public availability notice under section 70 for the draft variation being recommended to the Minister is notified in accordance with the Legislation Act
  2. the day the draft variation, or the corresponding variation, is withdrawn under section 68 (1)(b) or section 76 (3)(b)(v)
  3. 1 year after the date of the consultation notice.

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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