Project status: In progress

Two sites in Watson adjacent to the Federal Highway, Blocks 10, 11 and 12, Section 74 Watson and Block 2 Section 76 Watson are listed on the ACT’s Indicative Land Release Program for release in 2020-21 and 2021-2022. These blocks are currently zoned as CZ6 Leisure and Accommodation.

We are looking at:

SGS Economics and Planning was contracted by the ACT Government to develop a Planning Report on the proposed Territory Plan Variation to allow residential use in addition to CZ6 Leisure and Accommodation uses on both sites. A planning report investigates all potential impacts of any development, including:

  • cumulative development pressure
  • impacts to schools
  • infrastructure and threatened species habitat.
  • community’s comments on the proposed Territory Plan Variation.

SGS Economics and Planning undertook preliminary community consultation in June and July 2018 which will inform the planning report to be provided to ACT Government.

What's next:

The Planning Policy Division within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) will consider the findings from the preliminary consultation process and planning report and, if appropriate, progress a Variation to the Territory Plan.

There will be a statutory consultation stage if a Territory Plan Variation is progressed.