The Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century (2008) built on the original Canberra Plan (2004) and included new issues including climate change, water security, housing affordability and skills shortages.
The Canberra Plan was launched in 2004 to guide the growth and development of Canberra for this generation and beyond. It set out a strategy that reflected the views and values of Canberrans and responded to the challenges facing our city.
Many of these elements remain unchanged. The Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century builds on the original Canberra Plan by articulating key directions for the city’s continued prosperity as we approach our second century. It also responds to new challenges since 2004. These include climate change, water security, housing affordability and skills shortages.
While the ACT Government has a strong commitment to tackling these challenges, we recognise that an equally strong focus must be kept on health, education and municipal services, and ensuring the continuing wellbeing, safety and equity of our community.
Canberra is a city for its people. The Canberra Plan: Towards Our Second Century puts people at the heart of the ACT Government’s planning and priorities for the coming cycle of growth and change.