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Have Your Say on Proposed Amendments to National Capital Plan Print E-mail

2 November 2012

The National Capital Authority will release three proposed amendments to the National Capital Plan tomorrow for community comment.

The proposed amendments include:

  • Draft Amendment 78 - Stirling Ridge and Attunga Point
  • Draft Amendment 79 - Removal of West Basin Pedestrian Bridge
  • Draft Amendment 80 - Yarramundi Reach

The Draft Amendment 78 reduces the area available for development on Stirling Ridge by adjusting land use boundaries to permit diplomatic use on land to the southwest of Stirling Ridge, retaining and refining the reservation of Attunga Point as a potential site for a future Prime Minister's Lodge and changing the permitted land use of the remaining portions from 'National Capital Use' to 'Open Space' in recognition of high ecological values.  Overall, the Draft Amendment 78 will reduce the development capacity of Stirling Ridge.

Draft Amendment 79 proposes to remove references to a pedestrian bridge connecting the Acton Peninsula to the Parliamentary Zone at Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla across the West Basin of Lake Burley Griffin.

The purpose of Draft Amendment 80 is 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 draft amendments will be available from Saturday 3 November on the NCA's consultation website or can be viewed at the National Capital Authority offices.

Community feedback on the proposed amendment can be made on the NCA's consultation website, by hardcopy submissions or on Twitter using @nca_media.

Public information sessions will be held on:

  • Wednesday 7 November 2012, at the National Capital Authority, Griffin Room, Ground Floor, Treasury Building Parkes from 12.00pm to 1.00pm (Draft Amendment 79) and 1.00pm to 2.00pm (Draft Amendment 80)
  • Tuesday 13 November 2012, at the Yarralumla Uniting Church, Denman Street, Yarralumla at 6pm (Draft Amendment 78)

Submissions close at close of business on Friday 14 December. Comments will be assessed before a decision is made on the proposed Draft Amendment.

Following consultation, the draft amendment requires the approval of the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government. If it is approved it is subject to consideration by both houses of the Australian Parliament for 15 sitting days.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 November 2012 10:31