Community engagement

Since 2012, consultation on housing, transport and other areas has shown the community’s attitudes towards planning and transport are changing.

Canberrans want to see more diverse housing, lifestyle and transport options to support a wider range of people and households. They want better public transport connectivity, and an increased range of sustainable travel options. They have a continued strong interest in achieving high quality design in public and private developments with improved interfaces with public and private spaces.

During 2018, the government consulted widely as part of the Planning Strategy refresh, including with professionals, peak bodies, regional neighbours, industry groups and community members.

The consultation confirmed the appropriateness of the Strategy’s five strategic directions and helped shape the detailed directions and their actions.

The consultation report is available at

What we heard

The consultation process highlighted the above considerations with particular emphasis on the following issues.

Leadership and innovation

Sustainable transport

Living infrastructure

Housing choice

Building and design

Urban form and density

Community engagement

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