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.
Sue Atkinson is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Canberra who is conducting research into how people use social media to get information during bushfires.
It has been another busy month in North Canberra planning news. In particular, the recent use of Ministerial ‘call-in’ powers to fast-track the Dickson ‘Common Ground’ development exemplifies many of the concerns by residents about the current nature of the ACT’s planning processes.