Structure plans are different to concept plans, but it may not be obvious. Cycling is not mentioned much in the Territory Plan. Here are extracts from the North Gungahlin Structure Plan.
This article is one of a series of articles reviewing cycling in the Territory Plan. The first series covers the concept plans. This series covers the structure plans
Does a concept plan exist for this area? YES, Moncrieff found here.
Structure or concept plan?
What is a structure plan?Planning and Development Act 2007, 71.
A structure plan sets out principles and policies for development of the future urban areas.
What is a concept plan?Planning and Development Act 2007, 71.
A concept plan—
(a) applies the principles and policies in the structure plan to future urban areas; and
(b) is a precinct code in the territory plan (see section 55 (3)) that guides the preparation and assessment of development in future urban areas to which the concept plan relates.
North Gungahlin Structure Plan
North Gungahlin Structure Plan, 19 December 2008, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021
Suburbs: Bonner, Casey, Forde, Jacka, Moncrieff, Taylor and Part of Amaroo and Ngunnawal
Principles and Policies
The planning principles and policies for the broad structure are that:North Gungahlin Structure Plan, 19 December 2008, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 2
7 an integrated cycling route network should be created within and between communities consistent with national standards;
Principles and Policies for Development of North Gungahlin
General Planning Principles
10 An integrated cycling and pedestrian network should connect commercial centres, schools, parks, ovals, and hilltops and provide links to trunk routes.North Gungahlin Structure Plan, 19 December 2008, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 3