Community consultation open on Curtin variation

Released 02/08/2019

Proposed changes to the Territory Plan to implement the Curtin Master Plan were released for comment today, the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate’s Director-General, Ben Ponton said today.

The community is invited to comment on the changes, which include zoning and amendments to the Curtin precinct map and code are key parts to the draft variation 363 (DV363).

“Last year, the Curtin Group Centre Master Plan was supported by the community after an extensive engagement period that included a Curtin community panel,” Mr. Ponton said.

“The master plan contains a series of recommended planning policies and actions that need to be put in place to help facilitate the centre’s potential and urban renewal while protecting the village character.

“I am confident that in moving forward with these changes to the Territory Plan, we will create more places for social activity in Curtin as well as introducing opportunities for urban renewal within the centre, thereby promoting business growth and housing choice.

“The changes will contribute to improving the walking, cycling and community facilities.

“The proposed Territory Plan changes will put in place provisions to:

  • provide for the highly valued sunlight and amenity in the central courtyard
  • allow new developments close to the central courtyard that respond to the ‘human scale’
  • improve public domain and green spaces and strengthen access to the centre via improved walking and cycling links.

“Curtin can play a vital role in growing Canberra’s economy and strengthening our community. With its proximity to the future City to Woden light rail line, new housing and development opportunities and improved walking and cycling networks, the centre has the potential to set the standard for quality urban renewal,” Mr Ponton said

Community consultation on the draft variation (DV363) starts from 7 June to 22 July 2019.  To view and comment on the draft variation, visit or

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