You have come to the Planning and Land Authority (formerly ACTPLA) website. The Planning and Land Authority is now part of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. The new Directorate unites the Planning and Land Authority with environmental policy and protection, sustainability policy, the Government architect, heritage, transport planning and nature conservation.
- 10 Dec 2013 - Changes affecting duplex houses
Changes to the Planning and Development Regulation 2008 have been introduced that now require a Development Application (DA) for the demolition, alteration and/ or rebuilding of a duplex house. This will allow such developments to be assessed under the established DA Merit track process, to ensure that proposals involving this valued form of housing do not result in unacceptable environmental, social or planning outcomes. More.
- 28 Nov 2013 - Tougher laws for breaches of Building Act
The ACT Government has introduced a bill to tighten laws around offences for Building Act breaches and rectification orders, including harsher penalties for individuals and companies who fail to comply. More
- 27 Nov 2013 - ESDD opening times over Christmas and New Year
The ESDD Customer Service Centres in Dickson and Mitchell will be closed for business from Wednesday 25th December 2013 to Wednesday 1 January 2014 inclusive and will re-open at 8.30am on Thursday 2nd January 2014. Information about DA notification during the Christmas and the New year is available here.
- 11 Nov 2013 - Plan for Pialligo to grow while protecting character and heritage
The ACT Government has been working with the local community to finalise a master plan for Pialligo.
The master plan recognises that Pialligo has a special place in the ACT, but that development and change can be supported in a way that is consistent with its history and character. More.
- 18 Oct 2013 - Fees and charges update
The 2013-2014 fees and charges book has been updated. The latest version is available here.
- 11 Dec 2013 - Planning to revitalise Tuggeranong
Draft variation 318 to the Territory Plan will raise building heights and rezone land implementing the first stage of the Tuggeranong Town Centre Master Plan. Consultation will start on 13 December 2013 and is open til 17 February 2014 to allow the community time to assess the variation over the holiday period.