The Australian Capital Territory (Planning And Land Management) Act 1988
The Act was proclaimed on 31 January 1989.
The Act introduced new arrangements for the planning and development of the Territory, designed to provide for continuing Commonwealth involvement in the development of the National Capital, while ensuring that the interests of the people of Canberra are both fully represented and protected.
The necessity for the new planning arrangements was a consequence of the Commonwealth's decision to introduce self-government to the Australian Capital Territory. This was provided for by the Australian Capital Territory (Self Government) Act 1988 which established the ACT Legislative Assembly to govern the Territory.