Draft Amendment 85 - West Belconnen Urban Development

Media Release

21 May 2015

The National Capital Authority (NCA) invites public comment on a proposed amendment to the National Capital Plan.

If approved, Draft Amendment 85 will amend broad land uses of the General Policy Plan (Metropolitan Canberra) to expand the Urban Area of Belconnen to the ACT/NSW border and redefine the Murrumbidgee River corridor.

DA85 is in response to a request from the Riverview Group, acting on behalf of the ACT Government's Land Development Agency (LDA). The LDA has proposed that the town of Belconnen be extended immediately to the west of the suburbs of Holt and Macgregor for future urban development.

The consultation process for Draft Amendment 85 is being run concurrently with Territory Plan Draft Variation 351. DV351 seeks to define detailed land use provisions for the subject site.

An information session will be held on Thursday 4 June at 6 pm, at Shop 2, Kippax Fair Shopping Centre, Hardwick Crescent, Holt ACT 2615.

A single point for submitting comments has been established and submissions will be considered by both the National Capital Authority and the ACT Government's Environmental Planning Directorate. Comments can be made to terrplan@act.gov.au or mailed to Territory Plan Comments, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601.

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 6 July 2015. Comments will be considered before a decision is made on the proposed Draft Amendment.

Following consultation, the draft amendment requires the approval of the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. If it is approved it is subject to consideration by both houses of the Australian Parliament for 15 sitting days.