Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Comments are invited on the following draft variations

Comments are invited on the following draft variations

DV354 Water Sensitive Urban Design

Draft Variation 354 (DV354) revises the waterways: water sensitive urban design general code (WSUD code) and proposes a number of associated consequential amendments to Territory Plan codes. The WSUD code has been reviewed in response to the ACT Government’s WSUD Review Report which was released in 2014 (WSUD Review). The WSUD review called for a revision of the WSUD provisions in the Territory Plan and for these provisions to be supported by a WSUD practice guideline.

The associated consequential Territory Plan amendments ensure that the water sensitive urban design provisions applying across all zones will now be located in the one place, being the WSUD general code. This excludes any site specific provisions which are contained in the relevant suburb precinct codes and the mains water reduction targets for single dwellings and secondary residences which will be retained in the single dwelling housing development code.

Written comments about the draft variation are invited from the public until 9 November 2018.

Draft Variation 354

Background Papers/Documents

ACT Practice Guidelines for Water Sensitive Urban Design - Module 1: Introduction to WSUD in the ACT (4.9 MB)

ACT Practice Guidelines for Water Sensitive Urban Design - Module 2: Designing successful WSUD solutions in the ACT (7.1 MB)

ACT Water Strategy

Interim Effect

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

DV359 Tharwa

Draft Variation 359 (DV359) incorporates the outcomes and recommendations of the Tharwa Village Plan into the Territory Plan. The draft variation proposes to:

  • remove the sport and recreation reserve public land overlay from the Territory Plan Map for Block 10 Section 6 Tharwa as this is a historical mapping error and is not applicable to this block; and
  • introduce built form controls into the Tharwa Precinct Map and Code including
    building and height controls, setbacks and plot ratio restrictions to reflect the
    existing or desired character of the village.

Draft Variation 359

Tharwa Precinct Map and Code - comparison between existing and proposed (796.4 KB)

Comments about DV359 are invited from the public by Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Written comments should include reference to the draft variation, your name and contact details, and be addressed to the Territory Plan Section.

Comments can be:

  • emailed to terrplan@act.gov.au
  • mailed to Territory Plan Section, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • delivered to Access Canberra, EPSDD Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson.

What happens with your comments?

Comments will be made publicly available, for a period of at least 15 working days starting 10 working days after the closing date, at EPSDD’s Shopfront in Dickson and will be published on EPSDD’s website.

Can you request your comments not to be made public?

Yes, under section 411 of the Act part of the comments can be excluded and made unavailable to the public upon request. You will need to put your request 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.

DV355 Calwell Group Centre

Draft Variation 355 Calwell Group Centre (DV355) proposes changes to the Calwell Precinct Map and Code in the Territory Plan. DV355 proposes to implement the planning related recommendations of the Calwell Group Centre Master Plan 2016. It seeks to rezone land and to amend the Calwell precinct map and code consistent with the master plan.

Draft Variation 355

Calwell Group Centre Master Plan

Comments about DV355 are invited from the public by Monday 24 September 2018.

Written comments should include reference to the draft variation, your name and contact details, and be addressed to the Territory Plan Section.

Comments can be:

  • emailed to terrplan@act.gov.au
  • mailed to Territory Plan Section, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • delivered to Access Canberra, EPSDD Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson.

What happens with your comments?

Comments will be made publicly available, for a period of at least 15 working days starting 10 working days after the closing date, at EPSDD’s Shopfront in Dickson and will be published on EPSDD’s website.

Can you request your comments not to be made public?

Yes, under section 411 of the Act part of the comments can be excluded and made unavailable to the public upon request. You will need to put your request 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.

Are the changes to the Territory Plan effective immediately?

Section 65 of the Act applies to DV355 and therefore it has interim effect.  This means that the provisions of DV355 apply to development applications lodged on or after 10 August 2018.

Note 1: Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy which are available through the EPSDD website.

Public submissions are being considered

Public submissions are being considered

DV342 Belconnen Town Centre

Draft Variation 342 Belconnen Town Centre (DV342) is incorporating the planning policy recommendations of the approved Belconnen Town Centre master plan. It is proposing changes to zones within the Division of Belconnen and amendments to the Belconnen precinct map and code.

Draft Variation 342

Written comments about the draft variation were invited from the public until 22 June 2018.

19 public submissions were received during the consultation period. One submission was received after the consultation period concluded.

Public Submissions 1-8 (3.7 MB)

Public Submissions 9-16 (7.3 MB)

Public Submission 17-19 (8.3 MB)

Public Submission 20 (late) (568.0 KB)

Public Submission 21 (late) (129.2 KB)

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 DV342. This means that the provisions of Draft Variation No 342 have interim effect, and apply to development applications lodged on or after 4 May 2018.

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.

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.

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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