Sustainable and resilient territory


Strategic DirectionAction Lead Agency Partner Agencies

3.1 Transitioning to net zero emissions city through the uptake of renewable energy, improved building design and transport initiatives.

3.1.1 Investigate appropriate planning policy and statutory mechanisms to encourage the development of net zero emissions buildings, precincts and suburbs.

EPSDD

SLA, CRA

3.2 Reduce vulnerability to natural hazard events and adapt to climate change.

3.2.1 Review planning policy and statutory mechanisms to incorporate climate change adaptation considerations and resilience criteria into urban planning and design processes.

EPSDD

TCCS, JACS

3.3 Integrate living infrastructure and sustainable design to make Canberra a resilient city within the landscape.

3.3.1 Support the implementation of a living infrastructure plan for the ACT through the review of planning policy and planning mechanisms for the maintenance and enhancement of the urban forest into precinct, estate and district level planning processes, and relevant development and design guidelines.

EPSDD

TCCS, CRA, SLA

3.3.2 Support the implementation of climate wise design and materials in statutory planning provisions, precinct and estate planning processes, and relevant development and design guidelines.

EPSDD

TCCS, CRA, SLA

3.4 Plan for integrated water cycle management to support healthy waterways and a liveable city.

3.4.1 Implement the revised WSUD General Code and integrate consideration of WSUD into precinct and estate and suburb planning and design processes.

EPSDD

TCCS, CRA, SLA

3.4.2 Evaluate and implement cost-effective opportunities for stormwater irrigation of living infrastructure and priority public open space areas, as part of integrated water cycle planning in precinct, and estate and suburb planning and design processes.

EPSDD

TCCS, CRA, SLA

3.5 Protect biodiversity and enhance habitat connectivity to improve landscape resilience.

3.5.1 Identify and establish environmental offset areas within planning processes to mitigate any unavoidable impacts of development on ecosystems and biodiversity of national significance and other protected matter.

EPSDD

Australian Government

3.5.2 Incorporate consideration of natural habitat and conservation areas into urban planning and design processes to promote habitat connectivity and support the establishment of biodiversity refuges.

EPSDD

TCCS, CRA, SLA

3.6 Reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and decrease our ecological footprint.

3.6.1 Investigate appropriate requirements under the Territory Plan for the provision of appropriate resource recovery infrastructure and waste service requirements in planning provisions for medium and higher density residential and mixed-use developments.

EPSDD

TCCS, CRA, SLA

3.6.2 Encourage reduced waste and improved resource efficiency in new development and support the continued reduction of the ACT's ecological footprint.

EPSDD

OCSE

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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