Background

Public consultation has now closed.

The Development Control Code for Best Practice Waste Management in the ACT provides detailed directions for building designers to ensure that best practice waste management facilities are incorporated in the built environment.

A review of the Code is currently underway in response to feedback from residents on multi-unit developments and the building industry.

Today, we are seeing new developments with a scale and mix of uses that we have not seen before. This urban densification requires the Code to be updated so it addresses the particular needs of the multi-unit developments that are now being planned and built.

More information about the issues that have been identified and proposed changes is available in the Discussion Paper to the right of this page.

A draft Code is now available for technical feedback on the Transport Canberra and City Services website. The new Code is expected to come into force in early January 2019.