Diverse Canberra


Strategic DirectionAction Lead Agency Partner Agencies

2.1 Respect Canberra's culturally rich and diverse community to foster inclusion and participation in our community.

2.1.1 Continue to build on an evidence based approach to planning the city.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, EDU

2.1.2 Incorporate cultural and linguistic, age and gender diversity in comprehensive engagement on strategic planning to strengthen participation in the planning of our city.

EPSDD

CMTEDD

2.1.3 Take a district-level approach to planning for our diverse community to investigate the implications on a range of local infrastructure, housing and place making approaches.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, SLA, CRA, CSD, TCCS, HD, EDU

2.2 Enhance the diversity and resilience of our centres to meet the needs of the community, support economic viability and improved liveability.

2.2.1 Investigate a new approach to Canberra's centres hierarchy policy.

EPSDD

CMTEDD

2.3 Improve the character of our city centre to improve liveability and activity.

2.3.1 Establish an approach to the urban design of the city centre that focusses on interconnected precincts, and considers matters relevant to the city centre location.

EPSDD

CRA, TCCS

2.3.2 Support the implementation of the City Renewal Authority and other initiatives to enhance sustainability and revitalise the city.

EPSDD

CRA,TCCS

2.3.3 Support and plan for the growth of commercial and residential development within the city centre to meet a diverse range of business investment and lifestyle choices that effectively uses existing infrastructure.

EPSDD

CRA, TCCS

2.4 Recognise and protect existing industrial areas and service trade areas as important elements of a diverse economy.

2.4.1 Investigate planning measures to manage competing demands and protect the role and function of service trade and industrial areas.

EPSDD

TCCS

2.5 Plan for adequate employment land in the right location that supports a diverse range of uses including commercial and industrial land linked to supportive infrastructure, transport options and investment opportunities.

2.5.1 Investigate the changing nature of employment and its spatial distribution implications in the ACT in order to inform planning and infrastructure decisions.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, TCCS

2.5.2 Continue investigations into the establishment of new employment areas and other land uses including the Eastern Broadacre area and other potential sites.

EPSDD

TCCS

2.5.3 Undertake district level investigation to consider how planning can support the growth of our knowledge clusters.

EPSDD

CMTEDD

2.6 Protect and enhance infrastructure that supports the economic development of Canberra and the region.

2.6.1 Continue to work with the NSW Government and regional councils to advocate for strategic infrastructure that benefits the Canberra Region and has the capacity to drive economic development.

CMTEDD

EPSDD, TCCS, NSW Government

2.6.2 Work with the Australian Government and other stakeholders on the high speed rail concept ensuring proposed corridors are protected.

TCCS

EPSDD, Federal Government

2.6.3 Incorporate appropriate provisions for the National Airports Safeguarding Framework in the review of the Territory Plan.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, NCA

2.6.4 Plan for complementary and compatible economic development opportunities around Canberra Airport.

EPSDD

 

2.6.5 Support the development of the freight network by limiting inappropriate development (eg: sensitive uses) and direct access points along national freight routes, particularly the Monaro, Federal and Barton Highways.

TCCS

EPSDD

2.6.6 Participate in discussions with key stakeholders including the Canberra Airport and regional neighbours to understand the potential and key requirements for a freight hub or hubs within the Canberra region.

CMTEDD

EPSDD, NCA, TCCS

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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