Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Comments are invited on the following draft variations

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

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 the day the draft variation, or the corresponding variation, is withdrawn under section 68 (1)(b) or section 76 (3)(b)(v)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.

Written comments about the draft variation are invited from the public by 22 June 2018.

Comments should include reference to the draft variation and be addressed to the Territory Plan Section of EPSDD. Please 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 EPSDD Access Canberra Customer Service Centre,16 Challis Street, Dickson

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 EPSDD Access Canberra Customer Service Centre in Dickson and may be published on EPSDD's website. Comments made available will include name and personal contact details unless you request otherwise.

DV356 Changes to West Belconnen Concept Plan

Draft variation (DV356) proposes to vary the West Belconnen Concept Plan by making the provision of gas utility services to blocks in Stage 1 of Ginninderry Estate, West Belconnen, an optional rather than a mandatory requirement.

DV356 introduces a new rule into the West Belconnen Concept Plan to override the mandatory requirement in the Estate Development Code to provide a gas connection service to blocks in Stage 1 of Ginninderry Estate, West Belconnen.

DV356 does not prohibit gas utility services in Stage 1 Ginninderry Estate, West Belconnen.

Draft Variation 356

Written comments about the draft variation are invited from the public by 22 June 2018.

Comments should include reference to the draft variation and be addressed to the Territory Plan Section of EPSDD. Please 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 EPSDD Access Canberra Customer Service Centre,16 Challis Street, Dickson

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 EPSDD Access Canberra Customer Service Centre in Dickson and may be published on EPSDD's website. Comments made available will include name and personal contact details unless you request otherwise.

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.

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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