Simon Corbell has announced new planning regulations for the Kingston Foreshore to speed things up:
“Third party reviews to date have been creating excessive delay in some developments in the Kingston Foreshore precinct, and this is an important decision to create certainty for development of this area,” Mr Corbell said.
“The Kingston Foreshore is a highly planned and regulated re-development area and developments which are consistent with this master planned area should be able to proceed with certainty.
“The Regulation removes the possibility of third party applications to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal for merit review of development applications granted in the Kingston Foreshore area.
“The regulation demonstrates the intention of this Government to seeing the community’s vision for this pivotal area, as reflected in the Territory Plan, delivered with minimal delay.
“This will reduce the potential for delays to developments in the Kingston Foreshore area which is good news for the residents and business owners in the area.
“This decision does not affect the right or ability of the community to comment on proposed developments or on future Territory Plan variations.
“The Kingston Foreshore is a highly changeable, high value area similar to the city centre and it is essential that a decision is made to ensure that development of the precinct is not delayed un-necessarily.