Introducing district strategies

District strategies are a new level of strategic planning that we are introducing to the planning system. District strategies will capture and protect the valued character and attributes of each of Canberra's nine districts.

The district strategies deliver the ACT Planning Strategy by providing more specific and targeted directions for each district. In short, they will guide the strategic management of growth and change on a district scale in the context of green and blue spaces, good travel connections, housing, employment growth and support our shopping centres.

Tuggeranong Engagement Schedule in February 2023

Pop ups

  • Monday 13th 10.00am - 2.00pm - Erindale Shopping Centre
  • Tuesday 14th 10.00am - 2.00pm - Lanyon Marketplace
  • Wednesday 15th 10.00 - 2.00pm - Wanniassa Shops

South Side Listening Space

Day one

  • Friday 24th 10.00am - 5.00pm - Abode Woden Hotel (Stromlo Room)

Day two

  • Saturday 25th 11.00am - 4.00pm - Abode Woden Hotel (Stromlo Room)

We are looking at

The Tuggeranong District Strategy captures the special character of Tuggeranong and reflects the community's views on future planning priorities. It will help us manage growth and change in the district while protecting the things the community values most.

Directions for the Tuggeranong

Blue-green network

  • Improve biodiversity and water quality outcomes across the district including Lake Tuggeranong.
  • Enhance open space linkages between suburbs to improve connections across the district.

Economic access and opportunity across the city

  • Enhance employment role of Tuggeranong town centre linked to nodes of economic activity along the Athllon Drive corridor (at Wanniassa and Drakeford Drive).
  • Better understand and enhance the economic role of existing group centres including Conder, Calwell and Chisholm to strengthen access to employment opportunities across the district.

    Strategic movement to support city growth

    • Deliver new strategic transport connections including future light rail to the Tuggeranong town centre via Athllon Drive.
    • Investigate other key corridors towards Kambah and Chisholm to support growth and enhance job accessibility.

    Sustainable neighbourhoods

    • Focus new residential development mixed with employment opportunities in Tuggeranong town centre and in future light rail and rapid corridors.

    Inclusive centres and communities

    • Consider the role and function of existing group and local centres, including Kambah, Wanniassa, Fadden, Chisholm, Monash, Calwell, Gordon and Conder, and undertake investigation in these and other centres to support community development

      Change Areas

      Each district strategy includes proposed, possible and potential key development sites and change areas, which are included on the map below and in the draft strategy. For Tuggeranong, these include:

      • Tuggeranong town centre
      • Wanniassa group centre

      To see all of the changes, look at the Draft Tuggeranong District Strategy or the Tuggeranong District Summary & Map.

      Areas of change

      We would particularly like your comments on the ‘areas of change’ that are shown in the district strategy maps, especially the possible and potential change areas.

      Sites where some detailed planning has occurred and there is an indication of the future proposed change; Territory Plan Variations have progressed; decisions have been made about the future of the site; sites are included in the Indicative Land Release Program; and/or have development proposals progressed on them.

      Sites where there are opportunities for change but further work and detailed planning is needed and/or underway. These sites may have been flagged for possible change, government or private sector may have identified for future change, development and redevelopment but further work is needed to progress that to test and set directions for possible development and change.

      Areas that are considered to have potential in the longer term and may require detailed planning, investigations and potentially certain interventions to stimulate the opportunity.

      Tuggeranong District Map

      Use the map below to check out the proposed, possible and potential key development sites and change areas for Tuggeranong. You can have your say on these areas using the quick comment form below, or on the Provide Feedback page. The map below is also shown in detail in the district summary in the document library.

      Tuggeranong District Strategy quick comment

      Use the form below to provide feedback and comments on the draft Tuggeranong District Strategy. Your comments will be displayed in the Comment Board below for other community members to see and discuss. (max 140 characters).

      You have 140 characters left
      Moderation Policy

      30 January, 2023

      F says:

      More rapid buses from other neighbours. Rapid buses that can go from Kambah to Civic. Light train is essential. Keep it up. Thanks!

      27 January, 2023

      Gailforce says:

      No public meetings offered in December or January! Still no meeting advertised for February! Is this laziness or secretiveness?

      23 January, 2023

      Phil says:

      Get rid of Maccas and KFC on lake foreshore.... make a proper lakefront restaurant/cafe/bar hub! Link it to Tuggers Art Centre.

      23 January, 2023

      Phil says:

      Short wheelchair + loop walk with second footbridge far south end of Lake T' with nature trail and improvements to the consersvation area!

      23 January, 2023

      Phil says:

      Light rail circuit route down Ankatell St and around Athlon, connecting the government buildings/facilities to the commercial/resi areas!

      23 January, 2023

      Phil says:

      Urban infill along transport corridors and commercial centres, especially in Kambah and Wanniassa, makes a lot of sense - no more sprawl!

      19 January, 2023

      Kezza says:

      Whatever is planned for Monash now or in the future must be cognisant of the large elderly population living in the Goodwin independent area

      17 January, 2023

      Concerned Resident says:

      Leave Bonython alone. It already has a good mixture of homes/units with various size blocks.

      17 January, 2023

      Dave says:

      Australia needs a sustainable population policy to take the pressure off housing affordability. Endless ‘growth’ benefits only the 1%.

      16 January, 2023

      Angry says:

      We need an anti corruption body in Canberra to investigate kickbacks to politicians from developers leave our houses alone

      16 January, 2023

      Margot says:

      The plans for Tuggeranong are out of step with the environment that makes the south so attractive. Don’t turn Canberra into a giant suburb!

      16 January, 2023

      Us1234 says:

      Please do not destroy what’s great about Canberra. Please do not fill my suburb with apartments.