Draft Amendment 78 - Stirling Ridge and Attunga Point
Between 3 November and 14 December 2012, the NCA released Draft Amendment 78 (DA 78)-Stirling Ridge and Attunga Point for public comment. The purpose of DA 78 was to adjust current land use boundaries within Sections 17, 22 and 128 Yarralumla to accommodate diplomatic land use, to secure Stirling Ridge as an Open Space area and to foster management of Attunga Point as a possible future location for a Prime Ministerial residence. The NCA received 36 written submissions and seven comments via the Have Your Say website.
On 28 March 2013, the Joint Standing Committee on National Capital and External Territories (JSCNCET) conducted an inquiry into the allocation of diplomatic missions in the ACT. The recommendations resulting from this inquiry included that the NCA develop a long term strategy for the allocation of land for diplomatic missions in the ACT and that DA 78 be withdrawn until the recommended long term strategic plan for diplomatic land allocation is completed. On 17 April 2013, the NCA responded to recommendations raised in the JSCNCET report 'An Estate for the Future' and withdrew DA 78 as a stand alone proposal. The release of the consultation report will form part of the ongoing discussion relating to diplomatic land allocation in the ACT. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion. A link to the consultation report is available below.
Draft Amendment 79 - Removal of West Basin Pedestrian Bridge
The consultation closed 14 December 2012 for Draft Amendment 79. The purpose of the amendment is to remove references to a pedestrian bridge connecting the Acton Peninsula to Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla across the West Basin of Lake Burley Griffin.
Draft Amendment 80 - Yarramundi Reach
Feedback was invited on a Draft Amendment to remove the development reservation at Yarramundi Reach and change the land use policy to more appropriately reflect the development capacity of the site. It will assist in protecting the natural and cultural heritage values of Yarramundi Reach by removing the assumption the land is reserved for future use. The consultation closed 14 December 2012.