Recommended variations to the Territory Plan

V349 Public Land Overlay and Zone Changes

Variation 349 has been approved by the Minister for Planning and Land Management but not yet commenced. See Approved Variations for further details.

Variation 349 (V349) varies the Territory Plan to incorporate two areas into Canberra's nature reserve system.

The changes are to conserve two environmental offset areas that have been established to comply with approval conditions for developments impacting on Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES) under the provision of the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

V349 makes changes to the public land overlay and zone provisions of the Territory Plan as follows:

  • apply a nature reserve overlay to part of blocks 1616 and 1370 Belconnen; and
  • rezone block 7 section 72 Watson from PRZ1 Urban Open Space to NUZ3 Hills, Ridges and Buffer with a nature reserve overlay. 

Public Availability Notice External link

Recommended Draft Variation (3.2 MB)

Report on Consultation (RoC) (152.6 KB)

RoC Appendix 1 - Draft Variation (Public Consultation Version) External link

RoC Appendix 2 - Public Submissions (1.7 MB)

RoC Appendix 3 - Mandatory Agency Comments (1.7 MB)

Background Document - Letter from Conservator of Flora and Fauna (1.8 MB)

Background Document - Information regarding offset areas (202.7 KB)

Effect of the Draft Variation

V349 does not have interim effect. 

Written comments were invited until COB 12 July 2016

Printed Copies of the draft variation and associated 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.


V339 Kaleen

V339 Kaleen

V339 has been approved by the Minister for Planning. Please see approved variations page for more details.

Kaleen section 117, block 23 proposes to:

  • 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. 

Public availability notice External link 

Recommended draft variation (1.3 MB)

Report on Consultation (171.2 KB)

 Appendix 1 - Community Engagement Outcomes Report (788.8 KB)

 Appendix 2 - Traffic Impact Assessment (1.9 MB)

 Appendix 3 - DV339 Public Consultation Version (1.2 MB)

 Appendix 4 - Submissions on DV339 (2.9 MB)

 Appendix 4 - Submissions on DV330 (1.8 MB)

 Appendix 5 - NCA comments (127.8 KB)


DV346 Residential Solar Access Provisions

Draft Variation 346 (DV346) proposes to simplify the solar access rules that control the extent to which shadows cast by development on one block impact a neighbouring block.

The proposed changes will better meet community and industry needs while ensuring adequate solar access for residential development, protecting the solar access of neighbouring blocks and encouraging the design of houses with good solar amenity.

The changes would apply to dwellings constructed on mid-size and compact blocks approved on or after 5 July 2013 and to all large blocks.

In order to protect the interface between new and existing homes in Coombs and Wright, the existing Coombs and Wright Precinct Maps and Codes will not be affected, but any new estates or sub-divisions in these suburbs would need to comply with the new provisions. 

The draft variation was developed in consultation with industry and community representatives. 

Public availability notice External link

Recommended draft variation (346.1 KB)

Report on Consultation (197.4 KB)

 Appendix 1 - Draft Variation 346 External link

 Appendix 2 - Copies of public comments

 Public Submissions 1 - 26 (4.9 MB)

 Public Submissions 27 - 52 (12.9 MB)

 Public Submissions 53 - 78 (3.3 MB)

 Public Submissions 79 - 103 (12.3 MB)

 Appendix 3 - Agency comments (1.6 MB)

 Appendix 4 - In the dark slideshow (2.2 MB)

Background information 

DV346 Fact Sheet (547.4 KB)

Solar Access Review for Residential Developments (525.0 KB)

Effect of the Draft Variation

DV346 does not have interim effect.  


V351 West Belconnen Urban Development

V351 was referred to the Minister for Planning for determination. V351 approved on 23 October 2015 and commenced on 22 July 2016. Please refer to Approved Variations for further details

Variation 351 to the Territory Plan (V351) proposes to rezone area immediately west of the suburbs of Holt and Macgregor for future urban development. The main changes to the area include:

  • rezoning part of the site to a range or urban zones;
  • introducing a nature reserve overlay to the river corridor zone;
  • rezoning the 'Transgrid Canberra Substation' to a Transport and Servces Zone;
  • rezoning the 'Strathnairn Arts Precinct' and 'Belconnen Far Heritage Precinct' to Community Facility Zone;
  • apply a future urban area (FUA) overlay to part of the site; and
  • introduce a site-specific structure plan and concept plan into the Territory plan.

Public Availability Notice External link

Recommended Draft Variation (3.5 MB)

Report on Consultation (236.8 KB) 

Report on Consultation (Appendix 1) - Draft Variation (Public Consultation Version) External link

Report on Consultation (Appendix 2a) - Public Submissions Received (1.5 MB)

Report on Consultation (Appendix 2b) - Public Submissions Received (21.3 MB)

Report on Consultation (Appendix 2c) - Public Submissions Received (3.1 MB)

Report on Consultation (Appendix 2d) - Public Submissions Received (14.3 MB)

Report on Consultation (Appendix 2e) - Public Submissions Received (6.9 MB)

Report on Consultation (Appendix 3) - Mandatory Agency Comments (5.7 MB)

Effect of the draft variation

V351 does not have interim effect.

Background Documents for DV351

To support V351, the National Capital Authority (NCA) has prepared National Capital Plan (NCP) Draft Amendment 85 (DA85) to the National Capital Plan - NCP DA85 External link

A public information session on DA85 to the NCP and DV351 to the Territory Plan was held on Thursday 4 June 2015 at Kippax Fair Shopping Centre, Holt ACT 2615.


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