To preserve and improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of Inner South Canberra and the Inner South Canberra Community.

Record of Public Forum – 11 April 2023

Draft Record of Public Forum      Attachments: Planning Bill/Territory Plan: ISCCC Key Asks – Presentation slide, Marea Fatseas, Chair ISCCC Planning Review-ACT Greens Perspective, Rebecca Vassarotti MLA Planning review – David Denham’s slide Ben Riches, ACT Government, East Lake Place Plan Rob Evans, Fyshwick Business Association perspectives on East Lake Place…

Have Your Say By 3 March 23 On The Territory And District Strategy

The ISCCC has drafted the attached recommendations in response to the ACT Government’s draft Territory Plan and District Strategy, which will have far-ranging impacts on the inner south and Canberra in the years to come. The ACT Treasury has just released its latest population projections, which indicate that the population…

Investigation areas for possible urban infill

The ACT Government has now provided high resolution maps, at the ISCCC’s request, so that Inner South residents can have a clearer idea of potential implications of the Government’s draft new Inner South District Strategy.

Click to open Figure 31 highlights (in yellow) Future Investigation Areas

Click to open Figure 36 highlights (in yellow, pink and red) Urban Character Types

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…

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…

Inner South Canberra District Planning Strategy – ISCCC 2021

The ISCCC has produced this District Planning Strategy to contribute to the ACT Government’s review of the ACT’s Planning system.

 The Inner South District is able to accommodate a further 12,000 people by 2040 and this can be achieved without recourse to multiple dwellings on blocks in RZ1. We are already on track with high rise developments either underway or proposed throughout the District. The new suburb of East Lake and the Dairy Road development in Fyshwick herald an era of sustainability in design concept.

 Residents in our District value the existing character and want our streetscapes, wide setbacks, open spaces, parks and heritage places retained and maintained. There is great concern about the level of urban infill, some 45% in 2017 throughout the Inner South with 89% in Kingston.

 We have analysed data from an ISCCC survey of 555 residents conducted in 2019-20 and the 2021 District Planning community engagement with 30 respondents and 126 representations to the Have Your Say. Our strategy proposes actions in all of the Strategic Directions under the five Themes originating from the ACT Planning Strategy 2018.

We welcome your comments on this strategy. Our understanding is that, in the first half of 2022, the ACT Government hopes to provide the opportunity for public comment on its proposed changes to the legislative instruments of the Territory Plan and the Planning and Development Act. After this, the Government will produce its own 2022 District Planning Strategies for each district and there will be further opportunity for public submission at that time.