Sustainable means greater density within 10 km of Civic

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.

FOI 21-52222 NCDRP Molonglo Group Centre

The National Capital Design Review Panel reviewed the Molonglo Group Centre and Surrounds Planning Framework. The recommendations from the first sitting was released 11 June 2021. Much will need to be improved before the Molonglo Group Centre is ready for a development application. Currently, the Framework is in revision.

Section 6.5 Statement of Strategic Directions

The Territory Plan includes a short Statement of Strategic Directions. The 2018 ACT Planning Strategy is none-statutory, so it does not mean a great deal. The Territory Plan is statutory and carries more weight.