Southern Community Councils revolting over DV 303

johnboy 21 September 2010 2

The Chronicle’s strange Facebook presence brings word of opposition from the Tuggers, Woden and Weston Creek community councils against Draft Variation 303 which opens the way for more urban infill.

Vice chair of the Woden Valley Community Council, Dr Jenny Stewart, said the council had requested the draft variation be withdrawn.

“The variations have huge consequences for Canberra, and there hasn’t been enough time to consult about it,” she said.

“It clears the way for further intensification of development in Canberra’s established suburbs.

“Concerns raised by Canberra residents over excessive multi-unit developments in their suburbs and inappropriate design and quality of developments have not been addressed by the draft variation.

Having already extended the consultation it seems unlikely the Government will withdraw it completely.

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2 Responses to Southern Community Councils revolting over DV 303
Frank1 Frank1 5:51 pm 25 Feb 11

Does anyone know if there is an update on this?

Is it progressing? Where’s it up to?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:04 pm 21 Sep 10

I have been asked by Andrew Barr to be on his Reference Panel to review the submissions and the draft legislation. There is a rep from the new Inner South CC too I believe, plus there will be several industry reps. Much the same as when i was on the reference panel to review the new Territory Plan in 2007.

It is going to be challenging to say the least.

There is a lot that is good about TPV 301 and 303 – things I have been campaigning for over 4 years to get new estates better designed to allow passive solar design.

But there are a lot of concerns elsewhere about the block size provisions. I have to admit that the idea that blocks between 250 and 500 sq metres could be considered as “mid-sized” blocks sticks in my craw…

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