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27 May 2021

No transfer of land before settlement

Buyers of land from the Suburban Land Agency will not be able to obtain consent from the planning and land authority to transfer their interest in the ‘lease’ before settlement to someone else.

21 May 2021

District planning workshops

We’re currently reviewing the ACT planning system and are looking for people to participate in small group workshops in each of our eight urban districts in Canberra. To register your interest and find out more, head to YourSay.com

14 December 2020

Revised pre-DA consultation guidelines take effect 1 January

From 1 January 2021, developers must consult with residents on a wider range of major projects across more areas of Canberra before lodging their Development Applications. Find out more about our updated guidelines for pre-Development Application community consultations.

24 November 2020

New rules for DA notifications over Christmas and New Year period

Development Applications (DAs) open for public comment between Sunday 20 December 2020 and Sunday 10 January 2021 will have 12 extra working days added to the public notification period to allow for the Christmas holidays.

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Asbestos Response Taskforce

Implementing a compassionate, safe, efficient and innovative program to eliminate loose fill asbestos insulation from Canberra suburbs.

Backyard Lifeguard

As a community we are all responsible for safety around pools and together we can reduce the risk of children drowning in swimming pools in the ACT.