Category: National Capital Planning

ISCCC calls for better community engagement on local area planning

ISCCC Chair, Marea Fatseas, called for better community engagement on planning for our suburbs at a public forum on 10 September organised by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA). Over 400 people attended the public forum, introduced by Jon Stanhope, at which a keynote address was delivered by Jack Waterford. The Lake Burley Click for full article


This IGPA Seminar will discuss the role of community councils and community groups interested in specific planning and/or heritage issues. The Seminar will particularly explore the adequacy and appropriateness of community consultation processes in planning decisions across the Territory, and improvements deemed necessary to those processes.

National Capital Authority cracks the whip on Manuka Oval plan

The GWS Giants – Grocon proposal to spend up to $800 million on a Manuka Oval redevelopment that would have included 1000 flats, hi-rise hotel and hundreds of underground car parks will likely be the first casualty of the National Capital Authority’s assertion of its right to determine what happens along Canberra’s major boulevards.

NCA to prepare Development Control Plan for Fyshwick bus depot site

Planners have proposed a bus depot for a narrow, vacant strip of land straddling the Monaro Highway at Fyshwick. The National Capital Authority is producing a development control plan for the site, which sits between the highway and Ipswich Street, before the depot application is formally submitted.