In February 2020 the ACT Government reported on the outcomes of the implementation review of the Pre-Development Application (DA) Community Consultation Guidelines.
The recommendations from the review have now been implemented, including:
While the changes are being notified now, the new requirements will apply to DAs lodged on or after 1 January 2021 to allow for the changes to be incorporated into new development proposals.
More information on the changes, including advice on the transition between the existing and new requirements, is available online. The updated Guidelines, Regulation and Approved Form will be available on the Legislation Register from 11 September.