Project status: In progress

We are introducing district strategies into the planning system, one for each of our districts. Each district strategy will capture the special character of that district and outline future planning directions.

The district strategies will help us manage growth and change while protecting the things we value. They will look at how we can increase housing (including affordable and social housing) and improve travel options, shopping centres, employment opportunities and green spaces. District strategies will help us deliver good outcomes for all Canberrans where they live, work, do business and play.

You can now take a high-level look at what we heard during consultation in the Listening Report. The ACT Government is now considering all feedback and will release a more detailed consultation report soon.

What we are looking at

Since the start of the Planning System Review and Reform Project in 2019, we have been listening to the community, industry, and professional associations to inform changes to the planning system. We are now considering the feedback that was provided to us on the draft district strategies (and the draft new Territory Plan) to help shape the final documents. This means the final documents (which are due for release in 2023) will be created in a way that meets the needs and aspirations of as many Canberrans as possible, recognising the wide and varied desires of the Canberra community.

District strategies engagement animation