Planning/Development

Auditor-general Maxine Cooper calls for tighter planning controls, greater monitoring of certifiers

ACT auditor-general Maxine Cooper is calling for tighter planning processes after finding some houses built in Canberra should not have been approved. Mike Hettinger from the North Canberra Community Council wants to see stronger checks by planning authorities on building projects listed as exempt. Under the current






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Planning and Development (Project Facilitation) Bill

This Bill proposes major changes to the process for Territory Plan variations. It was presented to the Legislative Assembly on 20 March and referred it to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services on 8 April. The Committee has invited public submissions, with






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Rattenbury to discuss controversial fast-track planning laws

ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and Greens environment spokesman Shane Rattenbury will discuss controversial changes that have been proposed for the Planning and Development Act, at the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 16 April.






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Braddon customer parking relief on the way

RETAILERS in Braddon’s trendy Lonsdale Street may be in for some relief from parking woes soon, with the ACT government negotiating with developers to free up spaces for customers to park. Canberra Business Council chief Chris Faulks said the area’s booming popularity and construction works had put






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Planning change paves the way for Cooyong Street redevelopment

ACT Govt Media Release … “A variation to the Territory Plan commenced today that will allow large scale revitalisation of aging public housing stock in Braddon and Reid, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today.






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Raiders redevelopment sparks community debate

The Canberra Raiders Group wants to knock down the old Braddon Club and build an $80 million tower complex. That has sparked debate about former community spaces being targeted for redevelopment.






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Canberra Raiders take punt on legal precedent for Braddon Club development

Anyone passing the corner of Torrens, Cooyong and Donaldson streets, at the edge of Braddon across from Civic, on a weekday would likely notice the ad hoc accumulation of cars surrounding a deserted building. The unassuming appearance of the parcel of land belies the fact that it






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Grass idea so much greener for Braddon

A surface-level car park, or grassy, open space? That is the choice being debated for the area surrounding Northbourne Oval in Braddon. With increasing urban density and record hot summers, it seems obvious to me we should be seeking to reserve our pockets of green space in






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Clash of ideological positions for Rattenbury

Comments by Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury on the Canberra Raiders’ proposed development in Braddon raise a number of issues including the role of community councils and how the ACT government manages development applications from clubs in future. I normally do not comment on the development proposals of






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Mediation to continue over Raiders’ Braddon Club site

Mediation between North Canberra Community Council and the Canberra Raider’s will continue over the car park at Northbourne Oval but plans for an $80 million development of the Braddon Club site could be headed for the courts. North Canberra Community Council member Leon Arundell said mediation on






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