DV373 Removal of mandatory gas provision from the Estate Development Code
Draft Variation 373 proposes to remove the mandatory requirement for gas connection to blocks in new suburbs from the Estate Development Code in the Territory Plan. The provision of gas will be optional rather than mandated.
The ACT Climate Change Strategy 2019-2025 outlines the next stage of the ACT Government’s climate change response and identifies actions to meet its emissions reduction target of net zero emissions by 2045 and prepare for climate change. This strategy places a strong focus on reducing emissions from transport and gas - the two largest sources of emissions from 2020 once emissions from electricity are zero.
One of the key priorities of the strategy is in the area of energy, buildings and urban development - to encourage a shift from gas to electricity by removing the mandated requirement for gas infrastructure in new suburbs, supporting gas to electric appliance upgrades and transitioning to all-electric new builds.
Recommended Draft Variation (188.7 KB)
Report on Consultation (256.3 KB)
Appendix 1 - Public consultation version (408.4 KB)
Appendix 2 - Public comments (2.3 MB)
Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Friday 6 March 2020.
Section 72 of the Planning and Development Act 2007 applies to the draft variation. This means that the Territory, the Executive, a Minister or a territory authority must not, during the defined period, do or approve the doing of anything that would be inconsistent with the Territory Plan if it were varied in accordance with the draft variation.
Note: Defined period, for a draft variation—see the Planning and Development Act 2007, s 72 (3).
DV366 Franklin Grasslands Environmental Offset Site
Draft Variation 366 proposes to add a nature reserve public land reserve overlay on the Territory Plan Map to Block 5 Section 47 Franklin known as the 'Franklin Grasslands' site.
The site is required to offset impacts on matters of national environmental significance (MNES) protected under the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The impact is due to the construction of an access road into the proposed Canberra Brickworks Precinct and the upgrading of Dudley Street in Yarralumla. The project has been determined to have residual impacts on golden sun moth (a critically endangered species) and natural temperate grasslands of the South Eastern Highlands (a critically endangered ecological community).
Recommended Draft Variation (3.0 MB)
Report on Consultation (52.6 KB)
Appendix 2 - Public comments (289.9 KB)
Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Friday 20 December 2019.
Section 65 of the Act does not apply in relation to the draft variation so it does not have interim effect. The current Territory Plan will continue to apply while the variation remains in draft form.
DV363 Curtin Group Centre and adjacent residential areas
Draft Variation 363 Curtin Group Centre (DV363) incorporates the recommendations of the recently approved Curtin Group Centre Master Plan (November 2018) into the Territory Plan to provide guidance on the desired built form and character of the centre as it develops into the future.
Changes have been made to the previously notified draft variation 363 (NI2019-350) to better align the height provisions with the approved Curtin Group Centre Master Plan. These changes are contained in the draft Curtin Precinct Code. The closing date to provide comments was extended until 21 August 2019.
Recommended Draft Variation (804.4 KB)
Report on Consultation (306.3 KB)
Appendix 1 - Draft Variation 363 (1.8 MB)
Appendix 2 - Public comments (4.5 MB)
Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Wednesday 21 August 2019.
What happens with your comments?
Comments will be made publicly available, for a period of at least 15 working days starting 10 working days after the closing date, at the Access Canberra Shopfront in Dickson and will be published on the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate website.
Can you request your comments not to be made public?
Yes, under section 411 of the Act part of the comments can be excluded and made unavailable to the public upon request. You will need to put your request in writing, clearly identifying what you are seeking to exclude and how the request satisfies the exclusion criteria. Please note that name and contact details and other personal information will not be made public unless requested.
Are the changes to the Territory Plan effective immediately?
Section 65 of the Act applies to DV363 and therefore it has interim effect. This means that the provisions of DV363 apply to development applications lodged on or after 10 July 2019.
DV361 Kippax Group Centre
Draft Variation 361 Kippax Group Centre (DV361) incorporates the recommendations of the recently approved Kippax Group Centre Master Plan into the Territory Plan to provide guidance on the desired built form and character of the centre as it develops into the future.
Recommended Draft Variation (2.2 MB)
Report on Consultation (1.8 MB)
Appendix 2 - Public comments (see below)
Submissions 01 to 10 (828.7 KB)
Submissions 11 to 20 (1.3 MB)
Submissions 21 to 30 (1.5 MB)
Submissions 31 to 40 (2.8 MB)
Submissions 41 to 50 (4.4 MB)
Submissions 51 to 55 (1.1 MB)
Submission 56 (851.3 KB)
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Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Friday 28 June 2019.
Note: The revised closing date for providing written comments was COB Friday 29 May 2019. The consultation period was extended in notifiable instrument NI2019-343 on the ACT Legislation Register.
Holt Precinct Map and Code (5.2 MB) showing existing provisions and proposed provisions