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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 4 August 2015) . . Page.. 2234 ..


Draft variation 331 was not amended as a result of public notification. This is because the issues raised in the single submission received had been raised previously during part of the public housing redevelopment consultations which informed draft variation 331, with a number of amendments to the Lyons precinct code relating to building height limits, separation between buildings, setbacks, provision of landscaped areas and protection of the public realm. I am satisfied that the issues raised by the community have been adequately addressed and, as such, did not feel it necessary to refer the draft variation to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services.

Draft variation 331 Lyons is the site of a public housing multi-unit property called Strathgordon Court. In order to offer good quality public housing that meets the needs of tenants now and in the future, tenants in these older properties like Strathgordon Court will move to more modern public housing.

There are many benefits arising from the rezoning of this land. Not only will the current tenants of Strathgordon Court have access to more modern, appropriate and sustainable housing, but also the rezoning will provide opportunities for a diversity of housing types and densities adjacent to Woden town centre and major transport routes. The rezoning will encourage urban intensification of development around the town centre while maintaining the residential amenity of surrounding low density residential areas of Lyons in accordance with the strategic directions of the territory plan.

Variation 331 varies the territory plan to facilitate the construction of a residential development with a maximum height of 10 storeys. Building heights along Hindmarsh Drive will be a mix of eight and 10 storeys. This approach is consistent with the development that has occurred further north on Melrose Drive at the old Burnie Court site, at the corner of Melrose Drive and Launceston Street.

The maximum heights of buildings opposite the private development of Woden Gardens is four storeys. This is in direct response to feedback received during pre-territory plan variation consultation from the residents of Woden Gardens, who requested an increase in height along Hindmarsh Drive and a decrease in the height of buildings adjoining Woden Gardens. The provision for the buildings to step down towards the suburb of Lyons is intended to retain an appropriate streetscape and respond to the adjoining areas while maximising site location and proximity to employment opportunities, access to services and public transport at Woden town centre.

I would like to move on to variation 337 Greenway. Variation 337 Greenway changes the land use zoning from commercial CZ6 leisure and accommodation to RZ4 residential. There has been limited demand for this site for CZ6 commercial uses and there is an existing supply of CZ6 land in Tuggeranong, including in the town centre.

When the draft variation was publicly notified it also attracted one public submission. The main issues related to run-off into the lake, increase in traffic, overflow parking, amenity, and the type of impact of commercial use. A report on consultation was


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