There are currently a number of master plans under different levels of development. These include Oaks Estate, Tuggeranong and Erindale centres, Kambah group centre, Pialligo and Weston group centre.
To view current master planning activities and ways you can have your say visit the links below:
What is a master plan?
- A document that sets out how a particular area can (as opposed to will) develop and redevelop into the future
- A high level plan intended to set out objectives and strategies to manage development and change over time
- A process that defines what is important about a place and how its character and quality can be conserved, improved and enhanced
- It isn’t a detailed design
Who prepares a master plan?
- In Canberra, the Government prepares master plans for all group centres, key transport corridors and areas adjacent to town centres
- Master plans are periodically reviewed to ensure their currency
- The community and industry are engaged throughout the process, to ensure local issues and community values are considered
- This does not mean all of the communities interests can be accommodated.
- Community views can sometimes be conflicted, may not account for broader policy outcomes or may raise issues that are not appropriately dealt with by a master plan, such as maintenance of a centre
- Other government agencies sometimes prepare master plans, but they are typically development plans for specific sites or confined locations.
How is a master plan prepared?
- Extensive community engagement
- Consultation with other government agencies
- Seeking advice from specialist consultants on matters such traffic, parking, transport, economic viability, urban design, social planning and heritage
- Preparation of a draft vision, objectives and design principals
- Draft master plan presented back to the community and stakeholders for comment
- Presented to government for endorsement
- Master plan is released to the public, as the final document in this comprehensive process.