ACT Planning Strategy - 2018 Vision

The ACT Government has released the ACT Planning Strategy 2018, which builds on the successes of the 2012 strategy to recognise and incorporate the social, economic and environmental changes occurring in our growing and thriving city.

The Strategy was developed following extensive research, discussion with stakeholders and consultation with the community, including engagement methods that reached across the city to hear from a wide cross-section of residents with a wide range of views.

The 2018 vision encapsulated by the Strategy is to “be a sustainable, competitive and equitable city that respects Canberra as a city in the landscape and the National Capital, while being responsive to the future and resilient to change."

Land-use planning underpins the development of the economic, social and environmental development of a city. As such, this Strategy has five related themes:

  • compact and efficient 
  • diverse 
  • sustainable and resilient 
  • liveable 
  • accessible. 

Each theme has accompanying strategic directions, supported by actions that the government will report against annually. The themes, directions and actions are detailed here.

The Strategy will be implemented by the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate in consultation with other ACT Government Directorates and relevant stakeholders.

Read more here.