In this submission, the EDOACT commented on the Housing Choices Discussion Paper and provided recommendations arising from our experience assisting individuals and community groups regarding planning and development where it impacts on the environment in the ACT and surrounding areas.

The aim of our submission is to identify key environmental issues that inform future planning decisions.  These issues include:

  1. Planning and development of greenfield areas;
  2. Community consultation;
  3. Integrating climate change policy into housing considerations and the need to coordinate policy approaches to future housing development and planning across directorates, to ensure consistency in objectives;
  4. Key legal and policy principles to take into account when developing future law and policies.