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Inquiry into Engagement with Development Application Processes in the ACT

The call for submissions has now closed and hearings have been finalised.

On 17 October 2018, the Committee agreed to extend its reporting date to the end of 2019.

Any further enquiries can also be directed to the Committee Secretary, on 620 51253 or email at: LACommitteePUR@parliament.act.gov.au


Invitation for submissions

The Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal invites submissions to its inquiry into Engagement with Development Application Processes in the ACT.

Written submissions should be lodged with the Committee Secretary by close of business on Friday, 3 August 2018 (Please note: Date extended from Friday, 1 June 2018)..

The Committee prefers all submissions to be lodged in electronic form (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number. Personal contact details will not be published.

Submissions should be forwarded to:

The Committee Secretary, Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal, Legislative Assembly for the ACT, GPO Box 1020, CANBERRA ACT 2601.

Email: LACommitteePUR@parliament.act.gov.au

NOTE: The Committee wishes to note that whilst it will be inquiring into ACT Development Application processes it is beyond the remit of the Committee to inquire into, resolve or review individual Development Application matters. Consequently submitters are urged to be aware that the Committee will be unable to intervene in, offer any advice on, or otherwise be involved in individual Development Application processes.

Further information on lodging a submission is available at: http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/Getting-involved.

Any further enquiries can also be directed to the Committee Secretary, on 620 51253 or email at: LACommitteePUR@parliament.act.gov.au

The Committee has resolved to inquire into and report on engagement with Development Application processes in the ACT, including:

1) Community engagement and participation in the Development Application process including:

  • a) the accessibility and clarity of information on Development Applications and Development Application processes, including Development Application signage; the Development Application finder app; and online resources;
  • b) pre- Development Application consultation and statutory notification processes; and
  • c) the availability and accessibility of current and historical Development Applications and decisions in relation to Development Applications, including reasons for Development Application approvals, conditions or rejections.

2) The accessibility and effectiveness of Development Application processes, including:

  • a) the information provided in relation to the requirements for Development Applications;
  • b) the current development assessment track system;
  • c) the Development Application e-lodgement and tracking system, e-Development;
  • d) processing times for Development Applications;
  • e) retrospective Development Applications;
  • f) reconsideration and appeal processes; and
  • g) Heritage, Tree Protection and Environmental assessments.

3) Development Application compliance assessment and enforcement measures.

4) Development Application practices and principles used in other Australian jurisdictions.

5) Any other relevant matter.

The Committee will report by the last sitting day in November 2018.

DescriptionPDFWord
Submission 001 - Dickson PDF (243.5 KB)
Submission 002 - Goddard PDF (357.6 KB)
Submission 003 - Marshall & Pearson PDF (637.7 KB)
Submission 004 - Johnstone PDF (299.1 KB)
Submission 005 - Davidson PDF (1.5 MB)
Submission 006 - Nash PDF (229.3 KB)
Submission 007 - Confidential PDF (184.8 KB)
Submission 008 - Elsum PDF (272.6 KB)
Submission 009 - Better Renting PDF (273.8 KB)
Submission 010 - Red Hill Regenerators PDF (287.0 KB)
Submission 011 - Friends of Hawker Village PDF (1.5 MB)
Submission 012 - Confidential PDF (228.4 KB)
Submission 013 - Butterfield PDF (288.3 KB)
Submission 014 - Ginninderra Falls Association PDF (708.8 KB)
Submission 015 - Blemings PDF (236.4 KB)
Submission 016 - Walton PDF (904.0 KB)
Submission 017- Schuller PDF (257.0 KB)
Submission 018 - Campbell Community Association PDF (346.7 KB)
Submission 019 - Mackay PDF (234.0 KB)
Submission 020 - Nash PDF (428.3 KB)
Submission 021 - Combined Community Councils of the ACT PDF (431.8 KB)
Submission 022 - Gungahlin Community Council PDF (321.6 KB)
Submission 023- National Trust of Australia ACT PDF (360.5 KB)
Submission 024 - Horne PDF (281.3 KB)
Submission 025 - Spira PDF (430.0 KB)
Submission 026 - Lloyd PDF (240.3 KB)
Submission 027 - Goffman PDF (302.8 KB)
Submission 028 - Temple PDF (461.5 KB)
Submission 029 - Planning Institute of Australia ACT Division PDF (1.0 MB)
Submission 030 - Nelson PDF (388.9 KB)
Submission 031 - Cronan PDF (429.3 KB)
Submission 032 - Russell PDF (252.8 KB)
Submission 033 - Matt Dudley PDF (235.8 KB)
Submission 034 - Reid Residents Association PDF (318.3 KB)
Submission 035 - Margaret Dudley PDF (449.5 KB)
Submission 036 - McGrath PDF (290.5 KB)
Submission 037 - Australian Institute of Architects PDF (733.3 KB)
Submission 038 - AHURI PDF (1.1 MB)
Submission 039 - Kingston and Barton Residents Group PDF (757.7 KB)
Submission 040 - Hughes Residents Association PDF (1016.3 KB)
Submission 041 - Marks PDF (289.9 KB)
Submission 042 - ACT Government PDF (501.8 KB)
Submission 043 - Edquist PDF (845.2 KB)
Submission 044 - Inner South Canberra Community Council PDF (1.3 MB)
Submission 045 - Canberra Business Chamber PDF (459.2 KB)
Submission 046 - Weston Creek Community Council PDF (9.4 MB)
Submission 047 - HIA Ltd PDF (453.5 KB)
Submission 048 - Master Builders Association (ACT) PDF (970.9 KB)
Submission 049 - Property Council of Australia PDF (1.1 MB)
Submission 050 - Confidential PDF (231.0 KB)
Submission 051 - Marker PDF (459.4 KB)
Submission 052 - Moliterno PDF (449.5 KB)
Submission 053 - Erett PDF (240.6 KB)
Submission 054 - Woden Valley Community Council PDF (996.4 KB)
Submission 055 - Doherty PDF (324.2 KB)
Submission 056 - Confidential PDF (231.8 KB)
Submission 057 - Cully PDF (974.9 KB)
Submission 058 - Environmental Defenders' Office (ACT) PDF (2.6 MB)
Submission 059 - Vidler PDF (340.6 KB)
Submission 060 - Kelly & Appleton PDF (1.8 MB)
Submission 061 - Klovdah PDF (274.8 KB)
Submission 062 - Icon Water PDF (589.6 KB)
Submission 063 - Dodgson PDF (332.0 KB)
Submission 064 - Griffith and Narrabundah Community Association Inc PDF (437.9 KB)
Submission 065 - Bartone PDF (1.2 MB)
Submission 066 - Beaumont PDF (338.8 KB)

View committee hearings transcripts

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Public Hearings:

10 September 2018, 9.00am - 5.00pm

13 September 2018, 11.00am - 5.00pm

DescriptionPDFWord
Answer to QoN 01 PDF (243.2 KB)
Answer to QoN 02 PDF (177.8 KB)
Answer to QoN 03 PDF (239.7 KB)
Answer to QoN 04 PDF (176.2 KB)
Answer to QoN 05 PDF (159.7 KB)
Answer to QoN 06 PDF (304.7 KB)
Answer to QoN 07 PDF (448.5 KB)
Answer to QoN 08 PDF (262.2 KB)
Answer to QoN 09 PDF (133.3 KB)
Answer to QoN 10 PDF (94.7 KB)
Answer to QoN 11 PDF (111.4 KB)
Answer to QoN 12 PDF (96.1 KB)
Answer to QoN 13 PDF (475.8 KB)
Answer to QoN 14 PDF (116.7 KB)
Answer to QoN 15 PDF (89.2 KB)
Answer to QoN 16 PDF (118.5 KB)
Answer to QoN 17 PDF (107.2 KB)
Answer to QoN 18 PDF (104.4 KB)
Answer to QToN PDF (90.1 KB)
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Correspondence - David Denham PDF (408.8 KB)
Correspondence - Peter Tzanetos PDF (46.6 KB)
Correspondence - Peter Tzanetos - Attachment 1 PDF (54.5 KB)
Correspondence - Riverview Projects (ACT) Pty Ltd PDF (1.9 MB)
Exhibit - CCA - Territory Plan Extracts PDF (139.9 KB)
Exhibit - Images - Dr Denham PDF (3.6 MB)
Exhibit - ISCC - Statement PDF (105.1 KB)
Exhibit - Macquarie Residents - Submission PDF (418.9 KB)
Exhibit - Property Council Publication - Cutting Costs Planning PDF (4.9 MB)
Exhibit - Red Hill Regenerators - Additional Comments PDF (151.2 KB)
Exhibit - Ruth Cully - Additional Information PDF (86.7 KB)
GFA response to Riverview - Inquiry into DA processes PDF (277.0 KB)
Letter to SC clarifying record from EDO ACT PDF (73.3 KB)
Media Release - Inquiry into Engagement with Development Application Processes in the ACT - Submission closing date extended (29 May 2018) PDF (345.7 KB) Word (205.0 KB)

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