National Capital Plan Draft Amendment 92 – Uncommitted land Adjacent to the Australian National University
Draft Amendments to the National Capital Plan
6 September 2019
Public consultation has now closed.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) has released National Capital Plan Draft Amendment 92 – Uncommitted Land Adjacent to the Australian National University (D92) for public consultation. The purpose of Draft Amendment 92 is to change the land use policy of Block 1 Section 86 Acton, from ‘Uncommitted Land’ to ‘Community Facility’.
Background The ANU is seeking to construct new accommodation for students. A proposed development straddles two parcels of land. One is leased by the ANU (part Block 1 Section 63 Acton). The second (Block 1 Section 86 Acton) is unleased Territory Land. The proposal is consistent with the land use of the Plan for the block leased by ANU, but there is no provision in the Plan to develop the unleased land.
DA92 proposes to change the land use from ‘Uncommitted land’ to ‘Community Facility’. The proposed land use is consistent with the existing land use policy for the remainder of the ANU Acton campus. A ‘Community Facility’ land use policy on Block 1 Section 86 Acton would facilitate the student accommodation project.
The ACT Government’s Emergency Services Agency (ESA) has also been investigating the use for part of Block 1 Section 86 Acton as a potential site to construct a City Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Station. A specific land use clause is proposed to be added to the ANU Precinct Code to permit a Community Protection Facility on the site.
Public Information Session A public information session will be held on Tuesday 6 August 2019 from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm at the National Capital Authority, Treasury Building, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, 2600. Please register your attendance by emailing email@example.com
Submissions The NCA welcomes written comments on DA92 from interested parties as part of the consultation process.