Simon Corbell has unveiled the draft ACT Planning Strategy.
Greater development in and around town and group centres, as well as higher density housing on main transport corridors will play a key role in making Canberra a more sustainable city into the future, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.
Mr Corbell made the comments while launching the draft ACT Planning Strategy at the Legislative Assembly today.
“This new strategy will guide Canberra’s development for the next 30 years by planning a compact and sustainably efficient city,” he said.
“It is vital we review Canberra’s planning strategy to ensure our city can adapt to change and meet similar challenges to other major cities, like climate change and population growth and well as sustainable development.
“By having higher housing density in or close to town and group centres, and along transport corridors, we will see a reduction in the community’s reliance on cars.