Project status: Closed

Thank you to everyone who had their say on the draft City Plan in February/March 2023. An overview of what we heard during engagement is shown in the Listening Report. To view the final City Plan visit the planning website.

How you had your say

Community consultation on the draft City Plan is now closed. We asked for your feedback on the draft City Plan and the draft Canberra City Centre Urban Design Framework. Feedback was provided through a quick comment page, a survey, and uploaded submissions. You can view the comment board, questions asked during engagement and the Listening Report through the links below.

About the City Plan

The City Plan was released in 2014 to provide a unified vision for land use and development in the City Centre. Its purpose was to guide growth and development to support the city as the centre of cultural and economic activity in Canberra. A lot has changed since 2014, so we have updated the 2014 plan. (See the 2014 plan in the Document Library)

The new City Plan provides a vision and framework for how land use and development can make the City Centre a better place for its residents, visitors, business people and others who work there. It provides a clear direction for future growth to service Canberra's growing population. The draft plan outlines major projects that are underway and those that are planned. It aligns with relevant ACT Government strategies and policies such as the ongoing planning system reforms.

The City Plan is supported by the Canberra City Centre Urban Design Framework (UDF), which shows in detail how we can bring the high-level City Plan to life in a coordinated and holistic way. The urban design framework is about making sure the City Centre meets the aspirations of all Canberrans. It sets out how we can achieve density, design excellence, high quality buildings, great streets and public open spaces, while supporting arts and culture. The UDF was reworked as the City Centre Urban Design Guide (CCUDG). The CCUDG provides design guidance tailored to the City Centre and is structured to be consistent with the other design guides in the new planning system.