Draft variations to the Territory Plan

Public submissions are being considered

Public submissions are being considered

DV365 Housing Choices - Boarding Houses and Co-Housing

Draft Variation 365 proposes changes to implement some of the Housing Choices Collaboration Hub’s recommendations on ways to improve housing choices in the ACT through amendments to existing boarding house provisions, and by introducing new provisions for ‘co-housing’.

The draft variation proposes changes to deliver greater diversity in dwelling types. These changes will be made through amendments to the residential codes and the definitions of the Territory Plan.

The draft variation does not propose any changes to the Territory Plan that would apply to blocks that are registered or provisionally registered on the ACT Heritage Register. Where a block is registered or provisionally registered on the ACT Heritage Register, the provisions of the Heritage Act 2004 continue to apply, including any applicable Heritage Guidelines or Conservation Management Plans.

Draft Variation 365

Background document

ACT Housing Choices - Yoursay

Public comments

Submissions 01 - 12 (4.6 MB)

Submissions 13 - 24 (4.6 MB)

Submissions 25 - 36 (4.6 MB)

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Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Friday 6 March 2020.

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 (EPSDD) 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 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.

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

DV369 Living Infrastructure in Residential Zones

Draft Variation 369 proposes changes to make sure standards for soft landscaping area in all residential areas (RZ1 to RZ5) are met.

The draft variation responds to Direction 3.3 of the ACT Planning Strategy 2018, which seeks to “Integrate living infrastructure and sustainable design to make Canberra a resilient city within the landscape”. Action 3.3.1 is to:

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

The draft variation responds to Action 2 of Canberra’s Living Infrastructure Plan, which seeks to achieve 30% tree canopy cover (or equivalent) and 30% permeable surfaces in urban areas by 2045. The draft variation will assist in working towards achieving these targets for urban areas by making changes related to site coverage and planting area requirements on private land in all residential zones (RZ1 to RZ5).

Draft Variation 369

Fact sheet

Public comments

Submissions 01 - 17 (1.7 MB)

Submissions 18 - 34 (5.5 MB)

Submissions 35 - 51 (9.2 MB)

Submissions 52 - 67 (9.3 MB)

Submissions 68 - 82 (5.0 MB)

Note: If you are using a Google Chrome web browser, the submissions may not display correctly. To open the document, right click on the file, save it to your computer and open it from there. Alternatively, try a different web browser.

Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Friday 8 May 2020.

Note: The revised closing date for providing written comments was COB Friday 3 April 2020. The consultation period was extended in notifiable instrument NI2020-195 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 the Access Canberra Shopfront in Dickson and will be published on the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) 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 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.

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

DV368 City and Gateway

Draft Variation 368 implements the key planning recommendations of the City and Gateway Urban Design Framework from Barry Drive/ Cooyong Street to Mouat/ Antill Street and modernises and clarifies the existing provisions of the Inner North Precinct Code.

The draft variation will amend the Terriotry Plan by:

  • merging the Inner North and Northbourne Avenue precinct maps and codes to create the Northbourne Avenue Corridor Precinct Code
  • modernising and clarifying existing provisions of the Inner North and Northbourne Avenue Precinct Codes
  • incorporating changes and updates to the Territory Plan to remain consistent with the National Capital Plan, and
  • updating other associated precinct codes (Braddon, Turner, O’Connor, Dickson and Lyneham) to provide consistency with the changes above, such as changing the reference in the precinct codes from Northbourne Avenue and Inner North Precinct Code to Northbourne Avenue Corridor Precinct Code.

Draft Variation 368

Background documents

City and Gateway

Part 4.28 of the National Capital Plan

Public comments

Submissions 01 - 08 (8.3 MB)

Submissions 09 - 16 (12.3 MB)

Submissions 17 - 19 (12.3 MB)

Note: If you are using a Google Chrome web browser, the submissions may not display correctly. To open the document, right click on the file, save it to your computer and open it from there. Alternatively, try a different web browser.

Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Friday 28 February 2020.

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 (EPSDD) 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 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.

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

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)

Public comments

Submissions 1 - 8 (2.6 MB)

Written comments about the draft variation were invited until COB Monday 18 November 2019.

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.

DV357 End of Trip Facilities

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

Draft Variation 357

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

Five public submissions were received during the consultation period.

Public Submissions 1-5 (1.8 MB)

The draft variation is being considered in light of public submissions.

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 Oaks Estate master plan. DV328 proposes amendments to the Oaks Estate precinct map and code to provide development opportunities while maintaining the history and character of Oaks Estate. The draft variation is being reviewed in light of public submissions.

Draft Variation 328 and 329

Oaks Estate Master Plan

Written comments from the public were invited until 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)