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Business breakfast – Canberra’s mixed use development laws

29.04.2016

Join Moulis Legal and a panel of key industry experts for a unique insight into the opportunities and actions for strata reform in the ACT at a breakfast event on 17 May 2016.

Canberra’s ambition to be the “coolest little capital” depends on bringing variety and vibrancy into its urban environments. Mixed use developments are on the up. Residential owners are being injected into adaptively re-used commercial precincts, and vice versa.

Construction and operation of mixed use developments are riddled with complexities and challenges stemming from the competing interests of the different unit owners using different parts of the buildings. The ACT statutory framework does not recognise or facilitate the intricacies of mixed use and instead offers a “one size fits all” approach to development.

Our panel will discuss whether Canberra’s regulatory and planning framework has kept pace with trends in lifestyle and urban design, and whether it has had the effect of limiting investment in mixed use precincts in the ACT as well as high quality mixed use outcomes.

To view full details and book in for the event, please click here or download the attached PDF.