The complaints about the poor outcomes from the ACT Planning system have been discussed throughout the last legislative term, but without reform. Today, Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, announced that the planning legislation will be rewritten.
The Planning and Development Act 2007 explains common urban planning terms in the ACT. Here is just a few.
This is the first of a series of articles on ACT building codes. The character and liveability of our city is a product of these codes. Here is a brief introduction to Estate Development Code and why it needs to be revised.
Ms Le Couteur MLA was concerned about the quality of the Molonglo Valley development and motioned the ACT Legislative Assembly for the matter to be investigated. The review concluded in 2020.
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.
The Ginninderry estate development has some of the best active travel infrastructure in Canberra. They did not invent it but rather were the first to implement the ACT Standards. It can be done.
The problem remains: we continue to build cycle paths that are not suitable for the average cyclist (Austroads recommendations).
The new suburb of Whitlam continues to show rapid progress with the unveiling of a new playground – coming soon.
We all desire to be good parents, and one of the most common regrets is not having taken the time to do it better. The Molonglo Valley is Canberra´s child.
Active Travel contains an abundance of new terms. Here are some of the more common ones.