Message from the Minister for Planning

I have great pleasure in presenting The Canberra Spatial Plan. The release of The Canberra Spatial Plan is the culmination of the community working together for nearly two years to develop the key strategic planning document which will guide development of our city for the next 30 years.

The community involvement in the development of the Spatial Plan began in April 2002 with the Government's publication of the full and inclusive process to be undertaken. The involvement of the community has been invaluable in ensuring that the output of this process, this Spatial Plan responds to the needs and aspirations of Canberrans.

It has been an important time for establishing the future vision for our city. Together we have developed a plan that will help ensure prosperity and sustainability for us and for future residents. The Canberra Spatial Plan will help enhance our world class and unique city for future generations.

Thank you to all those who have participated in the development of The Canberra Spatial Plan. This is a landmark document which you have helped shape. Your contributions are not just to Canberra today but to the future Canberra.

You have helped establish the framework for Canberra in the 21st Century: a city like no other; planned with its people and for future generations.

Simon Corbell MLA

Minister for Planning