Simon Corbell and Gai Brodtman have announced “Molonglo Valley Plan for the Protection of Matters of National Environmental Significance”.
This plan, which underwent a rigorous strategic environmental assessment by both governments, reflects the ACT Government’s Molonglo and North Weston Structure Plan for urban development in east Molonglo.
“This strategic assessment of the Molonglo region under national environment law will enable sustainable communities to accommodate Canberra’s growing population, while safeguarding our environment,” Mr Burke said.
“This agreement will reduce red tape, and provide long-term certainty to the community and developers for sustainable urban development and improved housing supply.”
Mr Corbell welcomed the Commonwealth’s endorsement and said that the planning for the development of sustainable suburbs in the Molonglo Valley could now proceed.