Future Residential Settlement

Future residential settlement will continue to take place in Gungahlin, and by 2006 necessary policy amendments will be in place to allow commencement of development in the Molonglo Valley by 2007/08. If the population of the city continues to grow beyond the capacity of these areas, further settlement will occur on the Kowen Plateau.

SHORT TERM IMPLEMENTATION

  • Working with the National Capital Authority, undertake detailed investigations in the Molonglo Valley to determine areas suitable for residential development.
  • Initiate joint amendment to the National Capital Plan and variation to the Territory Plan to allow for residential development in the Molonglo Valley subject to outcomes of detailed investigations.
  • Review effectiveness and appropriateness of the Territory Plan’s residential policies to meet housing demand and housing choice.
  • Initiate planning policy amendments for the Kowen Plateau as a future urban area.
  • Comprehensive heritage survey to be undertaken in the Molonglo Valley.

MEDIUM TERM IMPLEMENTATION

  • Urban development of Molonglo Valley.
  • Infrastructure investment in Molonglo Valley, including water quality.
  • Detailed investigation and structure planning of the Kowen Plateau to determine the urban form.

LONG TERM IMPLEMENTATION

  • Investment in infrastructure for the construction of the Kowen Plateau as a residential area.
  • Undertake comprehensive heritage survey in the Kowen Plateau.
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