Understanding the Planning Review is not easy. General information presentation introduced the ACT Planning Bill 2022 at a high level. Legal documents all detail and hard to make sense of. Understanding of the Planning Review process is a good place to start. Selected slides from the Planning Bill Presentation.
The ACT Planning webinar to introduce the ACT Planning Bill 2022 was Friday, 8 April 2022. It was well done, but, as they say themselves, legislation is not a sexy topic. Here is the transcript from the presentation, should you have missed the webinar.
We wish to focus on one issue, the very nature of the ACT Territory Plan to see everything as blocks as seen in ACTmapi. It is clear that a lease requires a geographical area of a block to be bounded. Each block will have zoning and otherwise a list of permitted and forbidden conditions. The building codes and general codes also apply. But a block is still just a block.
The Molonglo Valley Active Travel Masterplan was awarded to SMEC Australia by the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) – known to most as ACT Planning. canberra.bike established by FOI back in 2021 that Molonglo Valley Active Travel Masterplan did not exist back then.
The topography of Molonglo 3 East demands a reframing of the way planning is done in the ACT. Best practices that apply to the Molonglo valley are not support by the Estate Development Code, Single and Multi-Unit Housing Development Codes and the zoning codes in the Territory Plan. Molonglo 3 East is something new and exciting that will push ACT planing towards an outcomes planning mechanism.
The documents found here are for Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning related information between 2010-2019 and were obtained through FOI 21-101215 1 April 2021, EPSDD. We highlighted 18 development plans (EDP), planning design frameworks (PDF), or development applications (DA) for the suburbs Coombs, Wright, Molonglo and Denman Prospect.
For a few years now, the ACT strategies have promoted a Movement and Place Framework. The idea, best shown in pictures, is difficult to put into practice, as it presumes the ACT Planning and Transport directorates work together.
Considering the Territory Plan is a statutory document and the rule book for development in the ACT, one would expect the information contained in it is correct. Unfortunately, our trust in the Territory Plan is misplaced. The Territory Plan is often outdated and misleading.
Three strategic document were released within a year. One for climate change mitigation, one for transport and one for urban planning. The ACT Planning Strategy 2018 sets the goals but not necessarily how to get there.
The Estate Development Code and Molonglo 3 Stage 2 are a poor mix. The local terrain is working against the ACT Government. Something has got to give.