North Gungahlin 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 North Gungahlin 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, Moncrieff 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.

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

Area subject to the Structure Plan includes the suburbs of Bonner, Casey, Forde, Jacka, Moncrieff, Taylor and Part of Amaroo and Ngunnawal. North Gungahlin Structure Plan, 19 December 2008, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021.

Principles and Policies

The planning principles and policies for the broad structure are that:
7 an integrated cycling route network should be created within and between communities consistent with national standards;

North Gungahlin Structure Plan, 19 December 2008, Territory Plan, accessed 16 June 2021, page 2

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

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