Category: Planning & Development

Updated requirements for pre-Development Application consultation from 1 January 2021

The ACT Government has accepted all recommendations of a review into pre-Development Application community consultation. See the link to the Review report here. It is pleasing to see that from 1 January 2021, the types of proposals subject to pre-DA community consultation will expand to include Estate Development Plan DAs in established suburbs, and major Click for full article

Proposed ALDI Adjacent to the Fyshwick Markets – Impact on Local Businesses

A new proposal for an Aldi supermarket next to the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets would require a change to the zoning.
Attached are Information from the proponents about the supermarket proposal, including dates for information sessions and Initial response from the Fyshwick Markets to the proposal

ISCCC calls for action by Ministers to ensure high quality Kingston Arts Precinct

The ISCCC has written to Ministers seeking consideration and action by Ministers to ensure a high quality development emerges in the precinct that respects its significant heritage values, is loved and used by the arts and broader community and businesses, and becomes sustainable economically, socially and environmentally.

Major concerns about ACT Government engagement with stakeholder groups on planning issues

Attached is correspondence relating to the concerns of the Inner South Canberra Community Council about ACT Government engagement with stakeholder groups on planning issues, and proposed actions for helping to re-establish confidence. We look forward to a response from Minister Gentleman, and would welcome the support of Kurrajong and Murrumbidgee MLAs for the proposed actions.

Government passes law requiring developers to respond to advice of design review panel

It is good news that the ACT Government has passed legislation requiring, from 1 October 2019, developers of new significant buildings to respond to advice of a National Capital Design Review Panel. The ISCCC had made representations in early 2019 calling for such legislation to be introduced as soon as possible to improve the design Click for full article

Report on ISCCC Public Forum 11 June 2019: What’s the latest on planning for areas of intense urban infill?

Almost 100 people attended the ISCCC’s public forum on 11 June to hear presentations and have their say on planning for areas of intense urban infill, other strategic planning issues, housing initiatives, city services issues, and proposals for Fyshwick freight and waste facilities.