Invitation for Public Submission – draft variation to the Territory Plan

Invitation for Public Submission - draft variation to the Territory Plan

An invitation to make a written submission to the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal inquiry into Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 344: Woden Town Centre: Zone changes and amendments to the Phillip precinct map and code by 15 September 2017.

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Mawson – please comment on the draft variation to the Territory Plan

Mawson – please comment on the draft variation to the Territory Plan

The WVCC supports residential development around the Centre, with building heights that preserve the human scale and solar access to public areas. To this end we recommend taller buildings to the south of the Centre and shorter buildings to the north of the Centre to preserve solar access in the public areas.

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Territory Plan Draft Variation 346 – Residential Solar Access Provisions

Reasonable access to sunlight is important to residents for both residential amenity (including quality of life) and energy efficiency (particularly in minimising heating costs in the cooler months). Heating costs form a large proportion of overall energy costs in Canberra which has a colder winter than other mainland capitals. WVCC has made a submission on the proposed variation to the draft Territory Plan 346 –

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