Compact and efficient city


Strategic Direction

Action

Lead Agency

Partner Agencies

1.1 Support sustainable urban growth by working towards delivering up to 70% of new housing within our existing urban footprint, and by concentrating development in areas located close to the city centre, town and group centres and along key transit corridors.

1.1.1 In order to manage growth and achieve a compact and efficient city, work towards achieving up to 70% of new housing within the existing urban footprint by identifying, investigating and planning for infill development in line with key location criteria.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, TCCS, CRA, SLA, HD

1.1.2 Investigate the opportunities for higher density development within future urban intensification locations in order to inform prioritisation and staging of future development, land release and infrastructure (social and physical) investment options in locations that meet that meet certain criteria.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, TCCS, CRA, SLA, EDU

1.1.3Undertake preliminary land use investigations for the potential City to Woden light rail line to determine the opportunities for urban intensification afforded by increased transport accessibility.

EPSDD

TCCS, NCA

1.1.4 Building on the Master Plan Program, investigate opportunities for district-level strategic and spatial planning approaches (see District level planning section) for districts likely to accommodate substantial infill growth and/or significant change.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, TCCS, CRA, SLA

1.2 Investigate the potential for new residential areas to the west of the city to meet future housing need.

1.2.1 Undertake environmental, infrastructure and planning studies for the western edge of the city to identify suitable areas for a range of uses.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, TCCS, SLA

1.3 Use infrastructure efficiently to support our growing community.

1.3.1 Continue to align land use planning and infrastructure planning to support the growth of the city.

EPSDD

TCCS, CMTEDD

1.4 Continue to work with the NSW Government and Councils to implement joint initiatives to understand and manage growth in the Canberra Region.

1.4.1 Progress joint ACT and NSW planning actions identified in the NSW Government's 'South East and Tablelands Regional Plan 2036' including an agreed set of principles to inform a new cross-border infrastructure funding model and a cross-border land and housing monitor.

CMTEDD

EPSDD, NSW Government

1.4.2 Continue to collaborate with the NSW Government and councils in the region and other stakeholders on planning and related issues through the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CBRJO) and other forums.

CMTEDD

EPSDD, NSW Government

1.5 Protect the ACT and NSW border interface.

1.5.1 Support the provision of adequate buffer areas between the urban areas of the ACT and adjoining land uses within NSW, in order to achieve compact and efficient growth, avoid land use conflict, protect rural and environmentally important areas, and maintain the setting and approaches to the National Capital.

CMTEDD

EPSDD, NSW Government, NCA

Acronyms

CMTEDD - Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
CRA - City Renewal Authority
CSD - Community Services Directorate
EDU - Education Directorate
EPSDD - Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
HD - Health Directorate
NCA - National Capital Authority
SLA - Suburban Land Agency
TCCS - Transport Canberra and City Services (Directorate)
OCSE - Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment

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