A re-elected Labor government would set up an urban renewal authority to take responsibility from the Land Development Agency for oversight and consultation with the community on infill projects like the City to the Lake, Northbourne Avenue and CBD redevelopments.
The new authority would administer precinct Development Agreements and manage higher density development in partnership with the private sector. Labor says the new body would “work closely with the community, using representative consultation to actively seek the opinions of Canberrans”.
“We will increase requirements on the government to engage the community and take the full spectrum of the community’s views into account,” the party said in a statement.
The Land Development Agency would retain responsibility for the Territory’s greenfield land releases and the meeting of affordable housing targets.
The Canberra Liberals have previously announced that they would review the LDA’s operations and pull back on the City to the Lake proposal to focus on reinvigorating the CBD.
Pictured is an LDA-issued image of the ACT Government’s City to the Lake precinct plan.