You might have missed it. There’s a slew of changes coming under an ‘omnibus’ draft variation to the Territory Plan.
So what? I hear you say. It’s just looking at rezoning four public housing sites:
- Stuart Flats, Griffith
- Gowrie Court, Narrabundah
- Red Hill Flats, Red Hill
- Strathgordon Court, Lyons.
And there’s some unspecified vacant land in Narrabundah, Fyshwick, Symonston and Jerrabomberra that’s up for grabs.
So what is is proposed for rezoning? There’s rumours, but nothing concrete. Some are probably scaremongering (school ovals), and some are probably grounded in reality. Can the government claim to have engaged in genuine consultation if it hasn’t even listed all the potentially affected sites?
Come on Mr Gentleman. You’re the new minister for planning. Why not set the bar really, really high and publish the full list?
I know, I know. You’ve said it’s just preconsultation (on the ACTPLA site), and you’ll tell us all eventually. But that’s not what the time to talk website says: there are start and end dates to something titled ‘consultation’, so we should be able to assume you mean it. So come on, why not just tell us now? Tell us on the time to talk website if you find the ACTPLA website too big and scary.
What other sites will be covered by this omnibus DV?