Have your say on the ACT's Planning arrangements

Media Release

JB065/2015

05 June 2015

Joint release with:

Zed Seselja

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Government has today released the Exposure Draft of the revised National Capital Plan (the Plan) for community consultation.

The Australian Government is committed to driving growth across the region and striking the right balance between the planning responsibilities of the National Capital Authority (NCA) and the ACT Government.

The Plan is the overarching strategy which establishes the framework for planning and development in the Australian Capital Territory.

The revised Plan reduces duplication in detailed planning, while increasing the Australian Government's focus on promoting and protecting the national character of Canberra.

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Zed Seselja welcomed the release of the Exposure Draft, and has encouraged the Canberra community to provide its feedback on the revised Plan.

The revised Plan delivers a more flexible regulatory system and will allow the NCA and ACT Government to further reduce red tape and bring down the cost of housing in the Australian Capital Territory.

The NCA will consult with identified stakeholder groups and will hold a number of public information sessions, online forums, and community consultations

The community is encouraged to participate and the NCA will be accepting comments until 4.30pm on Wednesday 22 July 2015.  Public information sessions are scheduled on:

  • Thursday 18 June at 5.30–6.30 at the National Capital Exhibition
  • Tuesday 23 June at 12.30–1.30 in the Griffin Room, National Capital Authority.

For full details of the Exposure Draft visit www.nationalcapital.gov.au