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…

Call for volunteers to assist with ISCCC response to EIS for light rail stage 2b to Woden

In the next few months, the ACT Government will issue an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in relation to Light Rail Stage 2b to Woden, and the ISCCC is seeking relevant expertise in the community to respond to the many issues covered by the EIS. Our focus will be on putting together a submission that is objective, evidence-based and relevant.

Have Your Say On District Planning For Inner South Canberra

The ISCCC Committee has produced a draft Inner South Canberra District Strategy, for submission when finalised to the planning Minister and Authority.  Attached is the latest versiont 4), based on input from the ISCCC member groups and with reference to the outcomes of the ACT Government’s Inner South Canberra district planning workshop.

This is now open for public comment.  This draft is also an item for discussion at the ISCCC Public Meeting on 14 September, which will unfortunately now have to be fully online, via Zoom.

Access to Old Development Applications and DA Exempt Knock-Down Rebuilds

The ISCCC has asked the ACT Planning Minister to introduce two reforms to the ACT planning system, in addition to other welcome initiatives that have already occurred. These new reforms are (1) tighten up planning approvals for knock down/rebuilds and (2) place old Development Applications (DAs) on the Planning Directorate…