Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Comments are invited on these variations

Omnibus Draft Territory Plan Variation

The ACT Government has prepared an ‘Omnibus’ Draft Territory Plan Variation that proposes changing zoning and development opportunities for 7 sites across Canberra. These planning changes will pave the way for appropriate redevelopment on each of the 7 sites 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.

The omnibus variation allows the community to gain an appreciation of the overall issues that underpin the changes to the Territory Plan. However, each individual site is contained in a stand- alone draft variation.

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.

A map showing the location of each site is available here (1.8 MB)

There has been consultation during the preparation of the draft variations. The results of that consultation are available here: Community engagement outcomes report (826.5 KB)

Written comments are invited until COB Friday 19 December 2014.

DV322 Downer

Proposed changes:

Rezone block 17 section 61 Downer from the CFZ community facility zone to the RZ5 high density residential zone.

Rezone block 16 section 61 Downer from the CZ4 local centre zone to the CFZ community facility zone.

Amend the Downer precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

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

Planning report (17.7 MB)

Background documents

DV330 Kaleen

Kaleen section 117, block 23

Rezone the land from the CFZ community facility zone to the RZ5 high density residential zone.

Amend the Kaleen precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

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

Background documents:

Flood report (109.9 KB)

Flood report - attachment 1 (1.2 MB)

Flood report - attachment 2 (89.2 KB)

DV331 Lyons

Lyons section 53, blocks 1, 4, 5 and 8 

Rezone the land from the RZ4 medium density zone and the PRZ1 urban open space zone to the RZ5 high density residential zone.

Amend the Lyons precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

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

Background documents:

Site investigation report (19.3 MB)

DV335 Charnwood

Charnwood section 97 block 6

Rezone the land from the TSZ2 services zones to the CFZ community facility zone.

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

Background documents:

Site investigation report (14.5 MB)

DV336 Symonston

Symonston section 1 block 8 and section 115 block 1

Proposed changes: 

Rezone the land from the IZ1 general industrial zone to the IZ2 industrial mixed use zone and the PRZ1 urban open space zone.

Make consequential amendments to the Symonston precinct map and code.

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

Background documents:

Symonston planning report (6.5 MB)

EPBC referral External link

DV337 Greenway

Greenway section 28 block 2

Proposed changes:

Rezone the land from the CZ6 leisure and accommodation zone to the RZ4 medium density residential zone.

Amend the Greenway precinct map and code to guide future development on the land.

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

DV338 Mitchell

Mitchell section 54 block 3

Proposed changes:

Amend the Territory Plan definition of ‘civic administration’ to include ‘archives’ in the common terminology consistent with the National Capital Plan.

Amend the Mitchell precinct map and code to include ‘civic administration’ as additional merit track development on the subject site.

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

Background documents:

Site investigation report (17.5 MB)

Public submissions are being considered

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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