Western Greenway neighbourhood proposal

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Connecting with Tuggeranong

Earlier this year the ACT Government announced plans to explore the suitability of land to the west of the Tuggeranong town centre, between the centre and the Murrumbidgee River, for development. Early exploration identified opportunities for a range of land uses, including residential and small commercial development.

The ACT Government has been talking to local stakeholders to find out what they value about this area. We also asked about the potential development and how the area could be shaped into the future. The community have told us that they value the Murrumbidgee River corridor environment and surrounding community facilities. This information will inform our ongoing consideration of this area.

A community feedback report was prepared for government and released on 30 May 2016.

Community Feedback Infographic

Where in Tuggeranong?

The area is west of Athllon Drive, between the Tuggeranong Town Centre and the river corridor.

Why Western Greenway?

Unlike other town centres in Canberra, Tuggeranong town centre is located on the edge of the urban area, with no population catchment on its western side, the land is also close to shops, employment and services.

This area already incorporates small parcels of development, including offices, a hotel, a licensed club and several sport and recreation facilities. The land has the potential to include residential development, which would bring new housing choices to Tuggeranong.

Urban renewal is a core priority of the ACT Government, vital to growing Canberra’s economy and strengthening our community. Successful urban renewal sensitively brings together the old and the new, to the benefit and enrichment of both. As in any process of growth and change there are challenges, and the ACT Government will make sure existing communities are consulted and everyone gets the chance to experience the benefits of renewal.

Why Western Greenway?

Unlike other town centres in Canberra, Tuggeranong town centre is located on the edge of the urban area, with no population catchment on its western side, the land is also close to shops, employment and services.

This area already incorporates small parcels of development, including offices, a hotel, a licensed club and several sport and recreation facilities. The land has the potential to include residential development, which would bring new housing choices to Tuggeranong.

Urban renewal is a core priority of the ACT Government, vital to growing Canberra’s economy and strengthening our community. Successful urban renewal sensitively brings together the old and the new, to the benefit and enrichment of both. As in any process of growth and change there are challenges, and the ACT Government will make sure existing communities are consulted and everyone gets the chance to experience the benefits of renewal.

What would the area look like?

It is important that the area maintain the highest standard of sustainable development that complements its environment and recreational values.

There is potential for about 3500 dwellings, depending on their type and on community feedback. There could be higher-density dwellings close to the town centre and lower density along the river frontage.

What is involved in planning for the new suburb?

A preliminary study has confirmed that there are no major obstacles to future urban development. However, more detailed investigations will be needed to determine how the land can be used. These include detailed planning and engineering feasibility studies, and discussions between relevant government agencies as well as with the National Capital Authority.

Working alongside the community, the government will examine a range of matters, including:

Natural environment studies

  • What studies need to be completed and what should they consider?
  • What is the timing for studies to be done? Do we need to wait for different times of the year for certain species, to get an accurate reflection of the environment.

Heritage

  • The area is home to a number of Aboriginal and European heritage sites and objects.
  • The Pine Island Homestead is within the area. How should the homestead be protected?
  • Business and community services
  • The area is in close proximity to the Tuggeranong Town Centre. What opportunities are there for the site in relation to business growth?
  • What other community facilities could be provided in the area? (schools, libraries, heath care).

Traffic and transport

  • What will be the road and public transport requirements for this area in the future?

Who is responsible in ACT Government for this project?

The proponent of this pre-consultation project is the Land Development Agency. The LDA is seeking early feedback on this proposal for the future of Tuggeranong.

If this development were to proceed, the Environment and Planning Directorate has a statutory role in assessment.

What's Next?

We will continue to listen to the community. Before the ACT Government formally considers developing this area, we will also conduct comprehensive environmental and social studies. Development to the west of Tuggeranong’s retail and employment hub would breathe new life into the town centre and help stimulate urban renewal in the area. But we want to get this right.

Development will not go ahead without extensive environmental and social impact studies and open equally important community discussions.


Want to get involved? How to have your say

Community Panel

The ACT Government will establish a community panel to draw on local expertise and knowledge to inform our next steps, with particular reference to protecting the river corridor. The community panel will include representatives from stakeholder groups and will provide an opportunity to hear the views and needs of the Tuggeranong community.

Workshops

Guided by the community panel, we will also provide the wider community with opportunities to be involved through a number of workshops. These workshops allow the community to raise ideas and issues on the project, to explore options for the area.

More details on the workshops will be advertised via this website. If you would like to register your interest you can do so by registering here.

In addition to other activities short online polls will enable the government to hear from community members who prefer to engage online.

Polls will be promoted via the website and through ACT Government social media channels.

For further information, or to receive updates, contact the Renewing Tuggeranong Project Team.

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Tuggeranong Foreshore - Image by Tuggerafan

Connecting with Tuggeranong

Earlier this year the ACT Government announced plans to explore the suitability of land to the west of the Tuggeranong town centre, between the centre and the Murrumbidgee River, for development. Early exploration identified opportunities for a range of land uses, including residential and small commercial development.

The ACT Government has been talking to local stakeholders to find out what they value about this area. We also asked about the potential development and how the area could be shaped into the future. The community have told us that they value the Murrumbidgee River corridor environment and surrounding community facilities. This information will inform our ongoing consideration of this area.

A community feedback report was prepared for government and released on 30 May 2016.

Community Feedback Infographic

Where in Tuggeranong?

The area is west of Athllon Drive, between the Tuggeranong Town Centre and the river corridor.

Why Western Greenway?

Unlike other town centres in Canberra, Tuggeranong town centre is located on the edge of the urban area, with no population catchment on its western side, the land is also close to shops, employment and services.

This area already incorporates small parcels of development, including offices, a hotel, a licensed club and several sport and recreation facilities. The land has the potential to include residential development, which would bring new housing choices to Tuggeranong.

Urban renewal is a core priority of the ACT Government, vital to growing Canberra’s economy and strengthening our community. Successful urban renewal sensitively brings together the old and the new, to the benefit and enrichment of both. As in any process of growth and change there are challenges, and the ACT Government will make sure existing communities are consulted and everyone gets the chance to experience the benefits of renewal.

Why Western Greenway?

Unlike other town centres in Canberra, Tuggeranong town centre is located on the edge of the urban area, with no population catchment on its western side, the land is also close to shops, employment and services.

This area already incorporates small parcels of development, including offices, a hotel, a licensed club and several sport and recreation facilities. The land has the potential to include residential development, which would bring new housing choices to Tuggeranong.

Urban renewal is a core priority of the ACT Government, vital to growing Canberra’s economy and strengthening our community. Successful urban renewal sensitively brings together the old and the new, to the benefit and enrichment of both. As in any process of growth and change there are challenges, and the ACT Government will make sure existing communities are consulted and everyone gets the chance to experience the benefits of renewal.

What would the area look like?

It is important that the area maintain the highest standard of sustainable development that complements its environment and recreational values.

There is potential for about 3500 dwellings, depending on their type and on community feedback. There could be higher-density dwellings close to the town centre and lower density along the river frontage.

What is involved in planning for the new suburb?

A preliminary study has confirmed that there are no major obstacles to future urban development. However, more detailed investigations will be needed to determine how the land can be used. These include detailed planning and engineering feasibility studies, and discussions between relevant government agencies as well as with the National Capital Authority.

Working alongside the community, the government will examine a range of matters, including:

Natural environment studies

  • What studies need to be completed and what should they consider?
  • What is the timing for studies to be done? Do we need to wait for different times of the year for certain species, to get an accurate reflection of the environment.

Heritage

  • The area is home to a number of Aboriginal and European heritage sites and objects.
  • The Pine Island Homestead is within the area. How should the homestead be protected?
  • Business and community services
  • The area is in close proximity to the Tuggeranong Town Centre. What opportunities are there for the site in relation to business growth?
  • What other community facilities could be provided in the area? (schools, libraries, heath care).

Traffic and transport

  • What will be the road and public transport requirements for this area in the future?

Who is responsible in ACT Government for this project?

The proponent of this pre-consultation project is the Land Development Agency. The LDA is seeking early feedback on this proposal for the future of Tuggeranong.

If this development were to proceed, the Environment and Planning Directorate has a statutory role in assessment.

What's Next?

We will continue to listen to the community. Before the ACT Government formally considers developing this area, we will also conduct comprehensive environmental and social studies. Development to the west of Tuggeranong’s retail and employment hub would breathe new life into the town centre and help stimulate urban renewal in the area. But we want to get this right.

Development will not go ahead without extensive environmental and social impact studies and open equally important community discussions.


Want to get involved? How to have your say

Community Panel

The ACT Government will establish a community panel to draw on local expertise and knowledge to inform our next steps, with particular reference to protecting the river corridor. The community panel will include representatives from stakeholder groups and will provide an opportunity to hear the views and needs of the Tuggeranong community.

Workshops

Guided by the community panel, we will also provide the wider community with opportunities to be involved through a number of workshops. These workshops allow the community to raise ideas and issues on the project, to explore options for the area.

More details on the workshops will be advertised via this website. If you would like to register your interest you can do so by registering here.

In addition to other activities short online polls will enable the government to hear from community members who prefer to engage online.

Polls will be promoted via the website and through ACT Government social media channels.

For further information, or to receive updates, contact the Renewing Tuggeranong Project Team.

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