The following five themes and the actions under each direction build on Canberra's key strengths — its liveability, natural environment, accessibility, knowledge-based economy and its position within a diverse and thriving region.
The issues we will address are interrelated, as are the actions, so each action contributes to the delivery of the five strategic directions.
- Compact and efficient city
- Diverse Canberra
- Sustainable and resilient territory
- Liveable Canberra
- Accessible Canberra
|1. Compact and Efficient City||2. Diverse Canberra||3. Sustainable and Resilient Territory||4. Liveable Canberra||5. Accessible Canberra|
|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.||2.1 Respect Canberra's culturally rich and diverse community to foster inclusion and participation in our community.||3.1 Transitioning to a net zero emissions city through the uptake of renewable energy, improved building design and transport initiatives.||4.1 Deliver social infrastructure that meets community needs and supports strong communities.||5.1 Enhance accessibility by better integrating transport and land use.|
|1.2 Investigate the potential for new residential areas to the west of the city to meet future housing need.||2.2 Enhance the diversity and resilience of our centres to meet the needs of the community, support economic viability and improved liveability.||3.2 Reduce vulnerability to natural hazard events and adapt to climate change.||4.2 Deliver recreation, open (green)space, and public spaces that support social interaction, physical and mental health and engagement in public life.||5.2 Deliver well designed, safe and sustainable streets and public spaces to create walkable neighbourhoods that are inclusive and fair.|
|1.3 Use infrastructure efficiently to support our growing community.||2.3 Improve the character of our city centre to improve liveability and activity.||3.3 Integrate living infrastructure and sustainable design to make Canberra a resilient city within the landscape.||4.3 Strengthen neighbourhoods and support their diverse character by creating strong local activity hubs.||5.3 Create a better experience for walking and cycling into and within the city centre and our town centres.|
|1.4 Continue to work with the NSW Government and Councils to implement joint initiatives to understand and manage growth in the Canberra Region.||2.4 Recognise and protect existing industrial, commercial and service trade areas as important elements of a diverse economy.||3.4 Plan for integrated water cycle management to support healthy waterways and a liveable city.||4.4 Deliver housing that is diverse and affordable to support a liveable city.|
|1.5 Protect the ACT and NSW border interface.||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.||3.5 Protect biodiversity and enhance habitat connectivity to improve landscape resilience.||4.5 Encourage high quality design, built form and places for a changing climate.|
|2.6 Protect and enhance infrastructure that supports the economic development of Canberra and the region.||3.6 Reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and decrease our ecological footprint.|