ACT Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman, in collaboration with National Capital Authority (NCA) CEO Sally Barnes, today launched the draft City and Gateway Urban Design Framework.
The draft Framework presents a shared view on the future development of the Northbourne Avenue corridor from the ACT Federal Highway border through to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
“The draft Framework proposes to bring together the dual planning controls of the ACT Government and the NCA to plan for the right balance of development that encourages growth through densification while enhancing the open space and the landscape for which Canberra is well known,” Minister Gentleman said.
“Community engagement on this draft Framework provides the community with the opportunity to participate in a conversation that sets the tone, quality and future character of Australia’s capital city. As travelers cross the border and move from the bush to the city, they will experience our vision for the future; one of a city that respects environmental values and celebrates our national character.
“The ACT Government and NCA have already worked closely on the development of light rail along Northbourne Avenue, ensuring the project revitalises the city, improves transport options and delivers a vision that is consistent with the National Capital Plan and Griffin legacy.”
The draft Framework is designed to guide future planning controls, development and urban renewal along the gateway corridor into the city centre, to enable more people to live and work close to sustainable transport options, services and infrastructure while preserving the best of the bush capital.
“The Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue corridor forms a key approach route to the city centre,” National Capital Authority CEO Sally Barnes said.
“When arriving in Canberra it’s important that the traveller is immediately aware of the special symbolic and function significance of the National Capital. As our nation’s capital continues to grow and prosper, it’s essential to plan for the future and guide this momentum.”
The community’s input to the City and Gateway Framework in its development phase has been important and influential and further input is welcome on the draft Framework from 1 March to 27 April 2018. Canberrans are encouraged to meet the ACT and NCA planners and join the first community forum tomorrow, Friday 2 March 2018 at Dickson Shops from 3pm to 6pm.
Full details of the draft City and Gateway Draft Urban Design Framework can be found at www.yoursay.act.gov.au
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