Planning system reform

The ACT Government made a commitment to change the planning system to make it simpler to use, faster and more effective. Following consultation over several years, a new system came into effect on 31 March 2008.


The legislation that came into effect from 31 March 2008 is the Planning and Development Act 2007


A set of regulations that support the legislation, and also commenced on 31 March 2008. These are the:

Territory Plan

A new Territory Plan also came into effect with the new planning system on 31 March 2008. 

Legislation amendments 

Planning and Development Amendment Bill No.2 makes a number of changes to the Planning and Development Act 2007.

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