Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines Review

The ACT Government has undertaken the Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines Review (the review) to determine if the Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines (the Guidelines) are meeting their aims since being implemented on 8 November 2017.

The Review looked at a sample of development applications that undertook pre-DA consultation since the Guidelines were introduced and included consultation which targeted the users of the Guidelines, including members of both the community and industry.

The results and recommendations of the Review included:

The results and recommendations of the Review reinforce the purpose of the pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines as an opportunity for the community to provide feedback early in the design process for significant developments. This is one part of the delivery of a more citizen-focused planning system with the goal of delivering good planning outcomes for both the community and industry.

The Chief Planning Executive and the Minister for Planning and Land Management have agreed to implement all recommendations from the Review and work is now underway and expected to be completed by mid-2020.