Inner South Canberra and North Canberra Community Councils call for Assembly inquiry into proposed Territory Plan Variation 369, which they believe does not properly address 30 % canopy cover target and is too complex.
ACT Government commissioned analysis finds that “current planning policy and statutory controls are not producing intended living infrastructure outcomes. Although development is currently compliant with existing statutory requirements under the Territory Plan, current statutory controls allow development approval to be achieved through the application of criteria that undermine the aim of rules intended to support living infrastructure.”
I’m sure you’ve heard that the National Capital Authority (NCA) has approved ‘early works’ redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial, despite receiving a record number of submissions opposing the work.
An NCCC representation on DA202036926 on a proposed LEASE VARIATION – To vary the Crown lease to permit increased vehicular access from Angas Street
The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) believes that the Draft Variation no.368 (DV368) should not proceed to the Committee stage until there has been a more extensive consultation process number of outstanding issues relating to heritage, planning and sustainability
The NCCC notes that to date, the EPBC Act, with all its good intentions, has failed to arrest or reverse the continuing decline of biodiversity in Australia. A much more drastic,
radical, proactive and effective way needs to be found to address this fundamental crisis.