Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 23 March 2017) . . Page.. 1003 ..
town centre, rezoning selected areas, including parts of the open space area south of the Callum offices, which will permit community facilities; upgrading the residential zoning of land in Woden Green near the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Athllon Drive to permit higher density development; introducing building heights for the centre, potentially up to 28 storeys as well as selected sites where marker buildings will be permitted to assist identification of the centre; retaining the existing planning requirements for community facilities to be provided within the centre; and proposing additional community facility land for future facilities. The draft variation also includes heritage requirements for the protection of the Callum offices heritage character through height controls around those offices.
For Mawson, retaining the two-storey height limit within the central area to retain solar access to the public space and proposing higher development of four to six storeys for the east of Heard Street and six storeys to the west of Mawson Place are part of the plan. That variation also proposes an allowance for development of up to eight storeys near the south-eastern corner of the Athllon Drive and Mawson Drive intersection as a marker development for the centre, as recommended by the approved master plan. It rezones several areas in accordance with the approved master plan, including land along Athllon Drive proposed to be rezoned from suburban core residential and road reserve to high density residential and urban open space.
MS ORR: Minister, how can the community have their say on these important changes to the Territory Plan?
MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Orr for her question and her interest in the area. The plan variations 344 Woden and 345 Mawson are available for comment on the your say website until Friday, 21 April this year. I encourage the community to have a look at both draft variations and submit their comments.
Comments can be made via the survey on the your say website, and written comments can also be emailed, mailed or delivered to the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. The relevant email and mailing addresses can be found alongside the survey on the your say website.
I am committed to involving the broader community in planning decisions. To this end, staff from the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate will attend Woden and Mawson centres throughout the consultation period to talk to local people about the plans for where they work, live, shop and socialise.
As I mentioned earlier, the proposed variations to the Territory Plan build on an extensive consultation with residents and businesses on the draft master plans. Ongoing community engagement and consultation with stakeholders and residents was key in the master planning process. It helped to identify what is important about each centre and how their character and quality can be conserved, improved and enhanced.
Feedback from the residents and businesses at this stage will again be invaluable, and I again encourage people to have their say. The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate will consider all comments when finalising the