Liveable Canberra


Strategic DirectionAction Lead Agency Partner Agencies

4.1 Deliver social infrastructure that meets community needs and supports strong communities.

4.1.1 Investigate social infrastructure in infill and urban expansion (greenfield) areas to meet community needs.

EPSDD

CSD, CMTEDD, ED, HD, TCCS

4.1.2 Undertake district-level assessment of land used to deliver community-focussed functions to inform the strategic release and development of land for community use to maximise whole-of-community benefit.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, ED

4.1.3 Investigate land under concessional lease to strategically determine the future use of that land for greatest public benefit.

EPSDD

CMTEDD

4.2 Deliver recreation, open (green) space and public spaces that support social interaction, physical and mental health and engagement in public life.

4.2.1 Investigate planning mechanisms to deliver a range of sport and recreation opportunities to meet changing community need by taking a strategic city-wide approach.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, TCCS, HD

4.2.2 Investigate opportunities to enhance the network of accessible, high quality local open space to meet changing community need through a district planning approach.

EPSDD

CMTEDD, TCCS, SLA, CRA, HD

4.3 Strengthen neighbourhoods and support their diverse character by creating strong local activity hubs.

4.3.1 Continue to support local community and business capacity by developing place-making approaches to support vital neighbourhoods.

EPSDD

TCCS, CRA, SLA

4.3.2 Investigate planning mechanisms to respond to the changing role of local centres and their long-term viability, and place within the hierarchy.

EPSDD

TCCS

4.4 Deliver housing that is diverse and affordable to support a liveable city.

4.4.1 Plan for a range of higher density development in appropriate and clearly defined locations with a mix of apartment and dwelling types to improve diversity and access to support ageing in place, families, affordability and adaptability.

EPSDD

 

4.4.2 Identify priority areas for medium density housing in locations that meet diverse community needs.

EPSDD

 

4.4.3 Building on the Housing Choices consultation, continue to develop planning mechanisms to facilitate the delivery of medium density housing options.

EPSDD

 

4.4.4 Building on the Housing Choices consultation, investigate options for dual occupancies in the RZ1 zone and RZ2 zone.

EPSDD

 

4.4.5 Investigate planning provisions to facilitate the delivery of affordable housing across the spectrum of community needs.

EPSDD

CSD

4.5 Encourage high quality design, built form and places for a changing climate.

4.5.1 Investigate a range of processes to improve the design and quality of our buildings and public places.

EPSDD

CRA, TCCS

4.5.2 Investigate policy and planning mechanisms to improve streetscape design for better tree canopy cover and improved verge design of streets.

EPSDD

CRA, SLA, TCCS

4.5.3 Integrate policy and planning mechanisms to enhance living infrastructure for the planning and design of residential areas in our neighbourhoods.

EPSDD

CRA, SLA, 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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