Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Comments are invited on the following draft variations

Comments are invited on the following draft variations

DV364 Gungahlin Town Centre

Draft Variation 364 incorporates the recommendations of the Gungahlin Town Centre Planning Refresh into the Territory Plan to provide guidance on the desired built form and character of the centre as it develops.

Draft Variation 364

Background documents

Gungahlin Town Centre Refresh - Snapshot

Proposed changes to Gungahlin precinct map and code (10.4 MB)

Written comments about the draft variation are invited until COB  Monday 18 November 2019 and can be submitted by:

  • email to terrplan@act.gov.au;
  • mail to Territory Plan Section, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601; or
  • hand delivery to Access Canberra, EPSDD Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson.

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 DV364 and therefore it has interim effect. This means that the provisions of DV364 apply to development applications lodged on or after 30 September 2019.

Note 1: Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy which are available through the EPSDD website.

DV367 Common Ground Dickson

Draft Variation 367 proposes to rezone block 25 section 72 Dickson from commercial CZ6 leisure and accommodation zone to CFZ community facility zone to facilitate development of the Common Ground housing model.

Common Ground is a housing model that accommodates people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as well as low-income tenants. Supportive housing is prohibited in the commercial CZ6 zone and community housing is currently not defined in the Territory Plan.

Draft Variation 367

Background documents

Planning Report (1.4 MB)

Appendices A to D (9.9 MB)

Community Needs Assessment - Part 1 (21.8 MB)

Community Needs Assessment - Part 2 (11.3 MB)

Preliminary Site Investigation Report - Part 1 (9.1 MB)

Preliminary Site Investigation Report - Part 2 (21.3 MB)

Preliminary Site Investigation Report - Part 3 (20.1 MB)

Preliminary Site Investigation Report - Part 4 (7.5 MB)

Written comments about the draft variation are invited until COB Friday 1 November 2019 and can be submitted by:

  • email to terrplan@act.gov.au;
  • mail to Territory Plan Section, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601; or
  • hand delivery to Access Canberra, EPSDD Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson.

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 does not apply in relation to DV367 and therefore it does not have interim effect. The current Territory plan will continue to apply while the Draft Variation remains in draft form.

Note 1: Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy which are available through the EPSDD website.

Public submissions are being considered

Public submissions are being considered

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 is now 21 August 2019.

Draft Variation 363

Background documents

Proposed changes to the Curtin Precinct Map and Code

Curtin Master Plan

Public submissions

Submission 1 (82.3 KB)

Submission 2 (120.8 KB)

Submission 3 (191.9 KB)

Submission 4 (84.2 KB)

Submission 5 (83.8 KB)

Submission 6 (92.3 KB)

Submission 7 (84.7 KB)

Submission 8 (67.8 KB)

Submission 9 (133.7 KB)

Submission 10 (182.3 KB)

Submission 11 (110.7 KB)

Submission 12 (96.6 KB)

Submission 13 (211.7 KB)

Submission 14 (99.3 KB)

Submission 15 (145.6 KB)

Submission 16 (82.6 KB)

Submission 17 (3.5 MB)

Submission 18 (125.0 KB)

Submission 19 (121.1 KB)

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.

Note 1: Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy which are available through the EPSDD website.

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.

Draft Variation

Background documents

Kippax Master Plan

Holt Precinct Map and Code (5.2 MB) showing existing provisions and proposed provisions

Public Submissions

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)

Note: The submissions may not be viewed in a Google Chrome web browser. To open the document, right click on the file and save it to your computer.

Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Friday 28 June 2019.

  • email to terrplan@act.gov.au;
  • mail to Territory Plan Section, EPSDD, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601; or
  • hand delivery to Access Canberra, EPSDD Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson.

Note: The revised closing date for providing written comments was COB Friday 29 May 2019. The consultation period has been extended in notifiable instrument NI2019-343 on the ACT Legislation Register.

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 EPSDD’s Shopfront in Dickson and will be published on EPSDD’s 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 DV361 and therefore it has interim effect. This means that the provisions of DV361 apply to development applications lodged on or after 25 March 2019.

Note 1: Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014 and the EPSDD Information Privacy Policy which are available through the EPSDD website.

DV357 End of Trip Facilities

Draft Variation 357 (DV357) is introducing an End-of-Trip Facilities General Code into the Territory Plan.  DV357 is proposed to replace the Bicycle Parking Facilities General Code.

Draft Variation 357 External link

Written comments from the public were invited until COB 13 June 2017.

5 public submissions received during the consultation period - Public Submissions 1-5 (1.8 MB)

DV357 and the background papers are also available at Access Canberra, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Shopfront, Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm

Interim Effect

Section 65 of the Act does not apply in relation to DV357 and therefore it does not have interim effect.  The current Territory plan will continue to apply while the Draft Variation remains in draft form.

DV328 Oaks Estate

DV328 Oaks Estate (DV328) incorporates the recommendations of the recently endorsed Oaks Estate master plan. DV328 proposes amendments to the Oaks Estate precinct map and code to provide new opportunities for growth and change in the suburb while maintaining the history and character of Oaks Estate.

DV328 has interim effect.

Draft Variation 328 and 329External link

Oaks Estate Master Plan

Printed Copies of the draft variation, submissions received and background documents are available for inspection and purchase at the Environment and Planning Directorate Customer Service Centre (16 Challis Street, Dickson), Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Please call 6207 1923 to arrange a copy for purchase.

Written comments from the public were invited until COB 16 March 2015

32 public submissions received during the consultation period

Public Submissions 1-11 (2.0 MB)

Public Submissions 12-22 (3.5 MB)

Public Submissions 23-32 (3.2 MB)

A public drop in session was held at the William Street community hall in Oaks Estate on Saturday 28 February 2015, between 10am and 1pm. Members of the public were invited to come along to discuss the draft variation with staff from the Environment and Planning Directorate.

Effect of the draft variation

Section 65 of the Act applies to the draft variation. This means that, in addition to the Territory Plan, the provisions of Draft Variation 321 apply to development applications lodged on or after 30 January 2015. The draft variation is part of the Territory Plan for a period of up to one year unless the draft variation is commenced, is withdrawn or rejected by the Legislative Assembly. During this period, the ACT Government must not do or approve anything that would be inconsistent with the Territory Plan.

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