Amendment 91 - City and Gateway Urban Design Provisions

Approval Date

Amendment 91 gives legal effect to key principles on the City and Gateway Urban Design Framework (the Framework). It implements the Commonwealth’s interest in the Framework by establishing detailed planning and design criteria for development on either side of the approach to the National Capital.

On 1 April 2019, the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories approved National Capital Plan Amendment 91. The amendment took effect on 4 April 2019.

Further information on Amendment 91 is available by emailing 

City and Gateway Urban Design Framework

The National Capital Authority (NCA) and ACT Government undertook a joint project to establish the future planning and design framework for the northern entry to Canberra. The Framework reflects the interests and expectations of both governments in a single urban design document. The Framework sets out the overarching principles for urban renewal in the city centre and along the corridor to achieve well-designed and sustainable buildings, urban infrastructure, public places and streets that is appropriate for the gateway to the National Capital.

The Framework was released publicly in December 2018 and can be viewed here.