Gungahlin Town Centre
Territory Plan Variation no. 300
Territory Plan Variation was tabled in the Legislative Assembly by the Minister for Planning, Simon Corbell, on 15 November 2011. The variation was based on the Gungahlin Town Centre Planning Report.
If the Legislative Assembly does not disallow the variation, ACTPLA will set a date for commencement of the variation and the public will be notified.
Gungahlin Town Centre Planning Report
The 2010 Gungahlin Town Centre Planning Report recommends changes to the Territory Plan to accommodate more offices, retail, entertainment and business in the centre.
The planning report follows a 2008 study of the town centre that included extensive community consultation.
Planning report findings
The main recommendations of the planning report are:
- change planning controls to enable increased development of retail and office accommodation and community facilities
- rezone areas in and around the centre to encourage a mix of uses, including retail, entertainment and community
- allow taller buildings in some areas to promote a more compact centre and encourage offices to the centre, while limiting overshadowing of public spaces
- encourage pedestrians by diverting the main flow of through traffic from Hibberson Street and improving public spaces to support pedestrian and cycling movement and public transport.
The Gungahlin Town Centre Planning Study began in 2008 when the centre was fifty per cent developed. It aimed to assess progress to see if community needs were being met or where improvements could be made.
The study focused on the need for land for commercial and community facilities, transport issues and the style of future development, such as building heights. Background documents prepared for the study included:
- Bushfire risk assessment report
- Gungahlin Town Centre transport study – stage 1
- Gungahlin Town Centre transport study – stage 2
During the public consultation phase of the study, 130 responses were received from the public, businesses, community groups and Government agencies. See the summary of comments.
For more information
If you would like more information about the Gungahlin Town Centre study, report or draft variation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 6207 1923.