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.
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.
This EIS process provides an important opportunity to review the extent to which the planning for
the precinct to date meets important Commonwealth and ACT Government requirements, specifically:
• Commonwealth – in relation to protection of the critically endangered Golden Sunmoth
• ACT Government – wide range of issues outlined in the Scoping Document.
Read the ISCCC submission
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…