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GFA Submission

NATURE IN OUR CITY

Comments to the STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORT AND CITY SERVICES

The importance of the natural environment to Canberra.

The planned development of Canberra into Natural Temperate Grasslands, Woody Grasslands and native forest habitats ensured the city’s internationally-acclaimed uniqueness as Australia’s capital city; the bush capital. Residents and visitors celebrate Canberra’s naturalness, its diverse habitats, its accessible wildlife experiences, spaciousness and fresh air.

Inquiry into Engagement with Development Application Processes in the ACT.

Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal

  1. The Ginninderra Falls Association was formed in 2011 arising from concerns to protect the Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges and falls area, covering both landscape and biodiversity.  The land bounded by these waterways is now proposed for major greenfields urban development which presents issues with the interface between the urban area and the natural environment.  We, therefore, welcome the opportunity to comment on ACT development application processes and wish to focus on the second and third Terms of Referenc