Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan

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 Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan.

Context

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, found here.

Structure or concept plan?

What is a structure plan?
A structure plan sets out principles and policies for development of the future urban areas.

Planning and Development Act 2007, 71.

What is a concept plan?
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.

Planning and Development Act 2007, 71.

Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan

Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan, 16 December 2011, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021.

Area subject to the Structure Plan. Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan, 16 December 2011, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021.

Energy

Facilitate pedestrian and bicycle movement within the Town Centre and Central Suburbs and from adjacent areas.

Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan, 16 December 2011, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 4

Social – Access

Provide convenient bicycle and pedestrian access between transport nodes (public transport facilities an car parking) and retail, community and recreational facilities, and to adjoining suburbs.

Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan, 16 December 2011, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 5

Transport – Bicycles

Encourage the use of bicycles for transport by providing functional, convenient, safe and attractive cycle routes connecting major destinations and linking to district and metropolitan cycle ways, as well as providing bicycle racks and locking facilities in public areas.
Facilitate the use of bicycles for recreation by providing attractive and safe cycle ways integrated with the open space system.

Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan, 16 December 2011, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 7

Walking paths

Separate commuter cycling routes from the walking paths.

Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan, 16 December 2011, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 11

Central Suburbs Staging

Staging of development is based on the principles that:
Vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle connections to existing adjacent suburbs are provided early in the development.

Gungahlin Central Area Structure Plan, 16 December 2011, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 12

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