Industry strongly supports the Commonwealth’s role in strategic planning for the ACT and promoting Canberra, to ensure a strong and sustainable national capital.
Industry believes reforms are needed to enable the NCA and ACT Government agencies involved in planning matters to work together more effectively at all levels. This includes strategic planning and individual projects where both levels of government have a legitimate interest.
Canberra’s industry groups and professional associations endorse a cooperative and integrated approach to strategic planning for the national capital which takes into account national, local and regional interests, and which provides a clear basis for critical infrastructure investments including a much improved public transport system and a supportive pattern of land use.
Industry recommends that an open and transparent review be undertaken by the Commonwealth and Territory governments, in consultation with the community and stakeholders to:
- examine if there is duplication of planning roles and responsibilities between the NCA and the ACT Government and, if so, evaluate where responsibilities should reside;
- assess whether some aspects of the National Capital Plan should be the responsibility of the Territory; and
- evaluate the NCA’s role and resource requirements in light of any revisions to the National Capital Plan and other agency functions including promotion of the national capital.
For further information contact:
Catherine Carter, Executive Director, Property Council of Australia (ACT), 02 6248 6902 or 0412 330 079
Elisabeth Judd, Executive Director, Housing Industry Association ACT/Southern NSW Region, 02 6285 7300 or 0424 152 045
Rod Barnett, President, ACT Law Society, 02 6247 5700 or 02 6280 8899
Chris Faulks, Chief Executive, Canberra Business Council, 02 6247 4199 or 0412 302 027
John Miller, Executive Director, Master Builders Association of the ACT, 02 6247 2099 or 0408 657 849
Richard Johnston, Division President, Planning Institute of Australia (ACT), 02 6238 1381 or 0448 381 380
Nick McDonald-Crowley, President, Australian Property Institute (ACT Division), 02 6257 4799 or 0419 627 240
Michael Wellsmore, Deputy President, Real Estate Institute of the ACT, 02 6161 5522 or 0418 265 533
Melinda Dodson, ACT Chapter President, The Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 02 6295 2000 or 0412 959 052