CANBERRA PLANNING ACTION GROUP

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CANBERRA PLANNING ACTION GROUP

The Canberra Planning Action Group 

arose out of a public meeting at the Albert Hall in 2018.

At this meeting Canberrans voiced their disquiet about the direction in which the city was developing under the current ACT government and its planning authorities. Concerns were expressed about

1) the government's vision for Canberra;

2)  the process by which development decisions are made;

3) the debt Canberra is acquiring and how this is driving planning and development policy;

4) the environmental consequences in a world confronting climate change and other environmental crises; and

5) growing social and geographic inequalities caused by the nature and rate of current development.


An initial meeting was held early 2019 and was attended by representatives of many action groups across Canberra. 


CPAG meets monthly from 3-5 pm, usually on Sunday afternoon.


We welcome new members. If you or your group are interested in planning issues in ACT, and you wish to attend email:

cpagact@gmail.com for details of our next meeting.


CPAG wishes to create a Canberra-wide voice for all those who want to see a more considered environmentally friendly approach to Canberra's growth into the future.

 

CPAG ACTIVITIES

CANBERRA PLANNING ACTION GROUP

 
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PUBLIC FORUMS

Monday 23 March 2020
POSTPONED
This event will be rescheduled to a future date to be announced.

Our first public forum will be held at the Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla.
The forum is co-organised by CPAG and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), UC.
Key note speakers will present on topics
such as planning, the impact of fires on
Canberra planning, green infrastructure 
and Canberra's growth strategy into the
future.

CANBERRA MAP OF DISCONTENT

One Step at a Time

Canberra Planning Action Group "Map of Discontent" has started by asking the action groups about their key concerns, their successes and failures, the strategies they have undertaken to date, and to identify the obstacles to achieving their desired outcomes. In doing this we aim to draw out commonalities across the groups and increase the collective knowledge of what is currently a fragmented picture of the extent and breadth of Canberra's planning malaise.

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AD HOC DEVELOPMENT

Helping The Community

CPAG is concerned about the
ad hoc development of the city centre and the isolation of marginalised people. These people once lived in and around the city centre but are now relocated and isolated in the outer suburbs. Public policy is being driven by developers, not by the citizens of Canberra.

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"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes"

Andrew Jackson (7th US President)

 

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