Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Omnibus Draft Territory Plan Variation

The ACT Government is preparing an ‘Omnibus’ Draft Territory Plan Variation that will propose changing zoning and development opportunities for approximately 17 sites across Canberra, including several public housing sites. These planning changes will pave the way for appropriate redevelopment 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.

Rather than issue individual draft variations for each site, the draft variations are being combined into an omnibus variation. This will allow the community to gain an appreciation of the overall issues that underpin the variation.

Planning studies into the sites have commenced. The public housing tenants at the relevant sites have been advised about the upcoming draft variation and engagement with stakeholders and community councils has commenced, including briefings.

These briefings and meetings inform councils and the community of the omnibus draft variation process and gain information that will help inform how the sites might be developed. They will assist in formulating the actual Territory Plan amendment proposals before they are released for formal community consultation, expected in September.

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. 

Public submissions are being considered

DV327 - Capital Metro

Draft Variation to the Territory Plan Number 327 (DV327) proposes to make changes to the Territory Plan to enable the development of a light rail system from Gungahlin to Civic. DV327 proposes to:

  • establish definitions for light rail and its associated infrastructure components;
  • rezone land to accommodate light rail, associated road works and the proposed light rail depot; and
  • amend TSZ1 Transport Zone Objectives to include 'light rail' to ensure that any light rail developments are consistent with relevant zone objectives.

DV327 does not have interim effect.

The draft variation can be accessed at: Public Consultation Notice - DV327.External link

Note: The notifiable instrument is on the first page of the document and the draft variation follows.

Printed Copies of the draft variation, submissions recieved and background documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Sustainable Development 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.

During the public consultation period nine submissions were recieved - Submissions 1-9 (3.1 MB)

 

Background Documents

Planning Report - Capital Metro (Light Rail Stage 1: Gungahlin to Civic) - DV327 (1.7 MB)

Appendix A - Ecology Report - DV327 (16.4 MB)

Appendix B - Crace Nature Park - DV327 (179.8 KB)

Appendix C - Wider Environmental Constraints and Preliminary Impact Assessment - DV327 (175.8 KB)

Appendix D - Noise and Vibration Preliminary Impact Assessment - DV327 (10.8 MB)

Appendix E - Preliminary Heritage Assessment - DV327 (9.6 MB)

Appendix F - Consultation Materials - DV327 (4.5 MB)

DV321 Pialligo

DV321 proposes to amend the Pialligo precinct map and code to guide future development within the Pialligo agricultural area.

The amendments to the Pialligo precinct map and code, drawing on the recommendations of the Pialligo master plan released in November 2013, will provide clear direction on the future desired character of the area while protecting the semi-rural character of the area, and ensuring the potential for agricultural uses are retained.

DV321 has interim effect.

Draft Variation 321 External link

Note: The notifiable instrument is on the first page of the document and the draft variation follows.

Pialligo Master Plan 

Printed Copies of the draft variation, submissions recieved and background documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Sustainable Development 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.

During the public consultation period four submissions were recieved - Submissions 1-4 (2.9 MB)

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 2 May 2014. 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. 

DV320 Erindale Group Centre and surrounding community and recreation lands

DV320 proposes to amend the requirements for development in the Erindale Group Centre, and parts of the surrounding community facility and recreation lands, in the Wanniassa precinct map and code.

The changes are drawn from the recommendations of the Erindale Group Centre master plan and will guide future development through rezoning of a number of areas within the centre, increasing maximum permitted building heights on selected sites, and amending road layouts and pedestrian routes.

The proposed changes are intended to promote Erindale centre as a thriving business and community hub, with employment opportunities, facilities and services for the surrounding population catchment while improving vehicle and pedestrian access through the centre.

DV320 has interim effect.

Draft Variation DV320 External link

Note: The notifiable instrument is on the first page of the document and the draft variation follows.

Erindale Master Plan 

Printed Copies of the draft variation, submissions recieved and background documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Sustainable Development 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.

During the public consultation period 12 submissions were recieved - Submissions 1-12(4.0 MB)

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 320 apply to development applications lodged on or after 2 May 2014. 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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