Building Resources

A go-to guide for designing and building your home at Ginninderry.

We understand that building a new home is an exciting time. To help make the process as smooth as possible, our building resources guide brings together all technical, planning and compliance resources in one place.

NOTICE: The Planning Authority has adopted Variation 369 (V369): Living Infrastructure. V369 provides for on-block open space and planting provisions, and took effect on 1 September 2022. For further information, please click here.

NOTICE: As part of the ACT’s new planning system, Canberra now has a new interim Territory Plan, which will likely be implemented in late November 2023. The interim Territory Plan includes some key changes to planning controls, such as:

  • Changes to side setback controls for mid-sized and large blocks
  • Implementation of Living Infrastructure rules on all blocks, including open space, planting area and tree canopy requirements.  
  • Changes to the controls for Site Coverage on all blocks.
  • Changes to the solar building envelope requirements for large blocks.

Your designer/builder should be aware of these changes and the future implementation of the interim Territory Plan when designing your new home.


Indicative drainage plan where the household system joins the main system.

Design Team Tips

Building on Slope

This video will provide helpful information from the Ginninderry Design Team about building on a sloping block of land.