ISCCC Public Forum: 7 Feb: Implications for Inner South Residents of Draft New Territory Plan and District Strategy

Residents only have until 3 March to provide their views to the ACT Government on it’s draft new Territory Plan and District Strategy. It’s an improvement on the previous deadline of 14 February, but it’s still tight. Due to the tight timeframe, and the complexity of what’s being proposed, the ISCCC has brought forward its public forum on these issues to Tuesday, 7 February, at 7-9pm at the Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley Street, Griffith. Please register to attend on eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/isccc-public-forum-7-february-2023-tickets-525363856437 Attached is the agenda for the public forum. After overviews of the implications of the draft new Territory

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ISCCC Update on Planning Review and Season’s Greetings

This is our final 2022 ISCCC news update for the year, and provides an opportunity to wish you all the best for the festive season and the New Year. How will your suburb be affected by proposed new ACT Government District Strategies? The ISCCC urges you to have your say on the ACT Government’s draft Inner South Canberra District Strategy by the closing date of 3 March. The Government has a policy of locating 70 percent of new housing in established suburbs, and projects a demand for an additional 12,400 dwellings in the inner south by 2063. In particular, we

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Submissions to Planning Bill Inquiry due 16 November

The ISCCC encourages inner south residents to provide your views by 16 November on the new Draft Planning Bill to the Legislative Assembly’s Planning, Transport and City Services Committee Inquiry. The new Bill and associated Territory Plan and District Strategies are the most significant changes to the ACT planning system in 15 years. The ISCCC is preparing a submission, and will shortly upload here a summary of key conclusions and recommendations, updating our submission to the ACT Government dated 15 June 2022 (see our original submission at https://www.isccc.org.au/isccc/wp-content/uploads/FINAL-ISCCC-Submission-Planning-Bill-15June2022.pdf). Little appears to have changed in the draft Bill submitted to the Legislative Assembly. Retired

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August 2022 Newsletter

I hope you have been bearing up in our cold winter. It is great to see blossoms starting to come out!  This newsletter provides an update on recent and upcoming developments. Hold the Date – ISCCC Public Forum 13 September 7-9pm The ISCCC’s next public forum on 13 September will focus on light rail and urban intensification along the Civic to Woden corridor. This will be held at the Yarralumla Public School in Loftus Street in person and on Zoom. To attend in person please register in advance on Eventbrite  Register Here To attend online please register in advance on Zoom  Register

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ACT Draft Planning Bill

ACT DRAFT PLANNING BILL-DISCUSSION PAPERS On 29 June 2022 the Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, released a draft Planning Bill. This Bill is complex, and requires detailed consideration. It will shape planning in Canberra for many years into the future. The draft Bill does not provide the full picture, as the ACT Government will release the new draft Territory Plan and a draft district strategy for the Inner South later in 2022. The status of current development codes and controls is not clear yet. This information is crucial to enable a full consideration by the community of

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