Australian Capital Territory

Exposure Draft of revised National Capital Plan released for community consultation

The Australian Government last week released the Exposure Draft of the revised National Capital Plan for community consultation, which aims to reduce duplication in detailed planning and increase the focus on promoting and protecting the national character of Canberra.

In a statement, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and ACT Senator Zed Seselj said the Australian Government is committed to driving growth across the region and striking the right balance between the planning responsibilities of the National Capital Authority (NCA) and the ACT Government.

Black Mountain, Canberra
Photo: Black Mountain, Canberra / by Prescott Pym.

The National Capital Plan is the overarching strategy that establishes the framework for planning and development in the ACT.

The revised plan seeks to deliver a more flexible regulatory system and allow the NCA and ACT Government to further reduce red tape and bring down the cost of housing in the Australian Capital Territory.

As part of consultation process, the NCA will consult with identified stakeholder groups and will hold a number of public information sessions, online forums, and community consultations. The consultation period ends on Wednesday 22 July 2015.

More information is available from the National Capital Authority website at <http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/>.

Photo: Black Mountain, Canberra / 'Tall Tower, Long Shadow' / Prescott Pym / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0.

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