Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Public submissions are being considered

DV352 Changes to various development tables, codes and definitions

DV352 proposes some policy changes as well as some refinements and clarifications to various codes and definitions in the Territory Plan.

Summary:

  • introduction of animal care facility in industrial zones
  • prohibition of child care centres in industrial zones
  • removal of Public Land Reserve overlay on part block 510 Stromlo
  • inclusion of an additional merit assessable use in the Hackett Precinct Map
  • revisions to provisions in some development codes and
  • clarification and refinement of some definitions

Draft Variation 352 External link

Background papers:

Hackett planning report (block 9 section 12) (484.3 KB)

Written comments about DV352 were invited from the public until COB 24 July 2017. (If you require more time to comment, please contact terrplan@act.gov.au or call 13 22 81).

Public comments:

DV352 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

Written comments should include reference to the draft variation, your name and contact details, and be addressed to the Territory Plan Section of the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD).

Comments can be:

  • emailed to terrplan@act.gov.au
  • mailed to Territory Plan Comments, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • delivered to Access Canberra, EPSDD Shopfront at 16 Challis Street, Dickson.

Comments received 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.

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.

Interim effect

Section 65 of the Act applies to parts of the draft variation. This means that, in addition to the Territory Plan, some provisions of DV352 apply to development applications lodged on or after 9 June 2017. The draft variation is part of the Territory Plan for a period of up to one year from this date unless the draft variation is commenced, is withdrawn or rejected by the Legislative Assembly.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.

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.

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.

Written comments from the public are invited by COB 13 June 2017.

Draft Variation 357 External link

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.

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 Comments, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • delivered to Access Canberra, EPSDD Shopfront at 16 Challis Street, Dickson

Comments received 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.

Personal information including submitters names and contact details will not be made public unless requested otherwise. This is in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy which are available through the EPSDD website.

Part of the comments can be excluded and made unavailable to the public upon request.  A request for exclusion under section 411 of the Act must be 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.

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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