Canberrans want a more compact city that will better support a public transport system and deliver a better mix of housing across the ACT, according to the outcomes of the Time to Talk – Canberra 2030, which were released today.
The biggest consultation exercise in ACT Government history also showed that people want to see greenhouse gas emissions reduced and planning laws that allow new homes to be more sustainable.
“Canberrans have told us in their tens of thousands how they want their city to look in 20 years’ time and now it is up to the Government to ensure those opinions are included as we plan for the future,” Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said.
“One of the interesting perspectives in Time to Talk is that the community acknowledges that future development in existing areas will increasingly need to take place close to our town centres and transport links.
So no big surprises then.