Sustainable means greater density within 10 km of Civic

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, male, ANBG, Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT, 23 February 2011. Photo Donald Hobern (CC BY 2.0)

The National Capital Design Review Panel confirmed that greater density increases the adoption of active travel. Grattan Institute reports the density is the best way to improving housing affordability. Due to Canberra’s many nature reserves, Lake Burley Griffin, Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra Airport, and Majura Military Training Area, this area is smaller than one would think. Only east Belconnen, south Gungahlin, north Woden, east Molonglo are close enough. The current population in that area is only 144,000 people.

Black Mountain, Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan 2019 (ACT Government, Sept 2019)
Black Mountain, Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan 2019 (ACT Government, Sept 2019)
10 km travel distance from Civic on foot. Isochrone chart from OpenRouteService, 12 April 2022.
Nature reserves in the area of the 10 km isochrone. Map: Overpass Turbo and OpenStreetMap and contributors.
North Canberra development corridor, surrounded by nature reserves. Map: Overpass Turbo and OpenStreetMap and contributors.
Woden and Inner South area, divide by Red Hill. Map: Overpass Turbo and OpenStreetMap and contributors.

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