Rural landholders can now build larger sheds, silos and other structures on their rural leases without development approval, reducing the regulatory burden on rural landholders who want to make their properties more productive and resilient in a changing climate.
Lessees under the Land Rent Scheme who had their applications to pay out their lease approved on or before 8 August 2019 should ensure the land rent payout amount is paid in full by 8 August 2020. If the amount is not paid by that date, a new application will be required, based on the current unimproved value value for the land.
The ACT Government has made changes to exemptions from development approval for electric vehicle charging points and development at schools. These changes are designed to support the use of electric vehicles in the ACT and ensure that schools can quickly respond to changing demand in enrolments.
The draft EIS for the Integrated Resource Recovery Facility on Blocks 8 and 12 Section 28 Fyshwick has been lodged to the planning and land authority. The EIS is open for public comment for a total of 45 working days, commencing on 16 July 2020 and closing on 17 September 2020.
The ACT Government has announced that developments requiring a lease variation may be eligible for a 50 per cent reduction in the Lease Variation Charge for a limited time. The measure is part of a package to help promote construction activity in the ACT during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Developers can now apply for more time to start work on building projects. Those with active development approvals that require construction to commence within two years may seek an extension to that start date.
Developers whose projects are required to be reviewed by the National Capital Design Review Panel must now submit the advice they received, and their written response to the advice, with their development applications.
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